Seminars and events at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research and at cooperating institutes

Speaker: Ivan de Araujo, DPhil

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

The gut-brain axis and reward
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. [more]
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