Yada Treesukosol, PhD
Taste cues and feeding behavior. My research takes advantage of animal models to ask questions related to how oral signals (e.g. taste, smell, texture) send information to the brain to control feeding and drinking behavior. BUILD scholars would be involved in experiments that use physiological procedures (e.g. injecting gut peptides, measuring contents in plasma) with behavioral measures (e.g. meal patterns, detection thresholds, preference). The conceptual questions address the relative contributions of oral stimulation, post-ingestive cues and reward-related mechanisms on eating behavior.
Office: Psychology 417