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The gut-brain axis and reward

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Talk by Dr. Ivan de Araujo, Yale School of Medicine

  • Date: Feb 5, 2018
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Speaker: Ivan de Araujo, DPhil
  • Fellow, The John B. Pierce Laboratory, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
  • Location: MPI for Metabolism Research, Gleueler Strasse 50, 50931 Köln
  • Room: Seminar room 1
  • Host: Dr. Marc Tittgemeyer
  • Contact: marc.tittgemeyer@sf.mpg.de
Visceral organs have long been believed to act as major regulators of emotional state. However, the specific role of gut-borne signals in motivated behavior remains elusive to this day. The talk will describe the connectivity and behavioral functions of a neural circuit that links gut sensory neurons to brain reward systems. Implications for our current ideas on the role of the gut-brain axis will be discussed.
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