Lectures and seminars KI Lifestyle4Health network seminar #13: Perceptual decision-making about food flavor in the mouth, and its role in food intake regulation
Speaker: Janina Seubert
The identification of food objects and decision whether to eat them at a particular point in time is crucial for our survival and depends heavily on the ability to remember associations between sensory information from different modalities. In this session, Janina Seubert will present her current research that focuses on the neural networks which permit the identification of smells in the environment, their integration with visual and gustatory cues, and the assessment of their behavioral relevance.
About the speaker
Janina Seubert is a cognitive neuroscientist with a background in functional neuroimaging of perception and emotion in healthy populations and patients with psychiatric illness. Before joining the Psychology Division at KI in 2014, she worked at the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA, where she began to study cortical integration of smell and taste during food perception. Janina leads a research team in the Psychology Division at KI’s Clinical Neuroscience Department that conducts experimental work on odor-taste integration (see https://www.perceptionlab.se/ for details). She also collaborates with the Aging Research Center, (https://ki-su-arc.se/) where she investigates the role of olfactory decline on health in the elderly using longitudinal population data, and the Center for Eating Disorder Innovation (CEDI, https://ki.se/en/meb/cedi-centre-for-eating-disorders-innovation) where she studies the processing of olfactory reward in anorexia nervosa and binge eating disorders.
KI Lifestyle4Health network
Contributing to KI’s mission and Agenda 2030, the KI Lifestyle4Health network is a forum and a platform that gathers all interested researchers and professionals working around lifestyle factors that contribute to the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases. We aim to promote collaboration and spread knowledge to the general public about ongoing work in this field. Read more about KI Lifestyle4Health network and join us!