Neurocognition: The Food-Brain Connection

Nutrition Translation RIS

Monday, April 28, 2014
8:00 AM–12:30 PM


Michael J. Kelley, PhD, RD, Wm Wrigley Jr Co, Village Of Lakewood, IL
Naiman A. Khan, PhD, RD, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL


  • Neurocognition:  The food-brain connection. James O. Hill, PhD, Univ. of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
  • Current perspectives, controversies and misunderstandings of terminology, methodology, and applications.  Kent Berridge, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Obesity and the brain: Is evidence sufficient that human food addiction exists?  Nicole Avena, PhD, Columbia University, New York Obesity Research Center, New York, NY
  • Obesity and the brain:  How convincing is the addiction model?  Hisham Ziauddeen, PhD, University of Cambridge, UK
  • The benefits and limitations of current neuroimaging methods in the study of food reward and control of food intake.  Miguel Alonso-Alonso, PhD, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Answering the essential questions:   The agenda going forward.  David Allison, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
  • Moderated Discussion.  James O. Hill, PhD, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO