Taste and the Digestive System: The complexity behind your decision to eat

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Guest Speaker: Jennifer Marie Stratford, PhD

Conversations in Local Health Research

Friday, June 14, 2013

10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ricketson Auditorium

Brown Bag Lunch with speaker to follow presentation

Taste and the Digestive System: The complexity behind your decision to eat

 Jennifer Stratford

Your decision to reach for the slice pizza that is right next to the bowl of tossed salad is the result of a multitude of conscious and subconscious factors. Surprisingly, hunger plays a comparatively small role. In this presentation, I will discuss how our bodies and our surroundings work in tandem to influence the kind of food and how much we choose to eat.

Jennifer Marie Stratford, PhD is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Taste and Smell Center, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Neuroscience Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Her advisor is Tom Finger, PhD.

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