New BBSRC grant for Dr Jeff Brunstrom
27 September 2011
This three-year project will be carried out in the Nutrition and Behaviour Unit, which is based in the School of Experimental Psychology
Animals are often very good at learning about the effects of consuming different foods. If they discover a food that is rich in energy then they remember this and choose it again in future. But what about humans? Do we form similar 'flavour-nutrient associations'? Is our modern dietary environment making it difficult for us to learn and to make appropriate decisions about food? For the first time Dr Jeff Brunstrom and Danielle Ferriday will test this idea in a BBSRC-funded grant entitled "Does flavour-nutrient inconsistency compromise energy regulation in humans?