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Be prepared to taste with your ears and learn how the bug-ecosystem living in our tummies influences our appetite and dietary habits for better or worse. Also, If you’ve ever wondered which type of bacteria you are, wonder no more…!
Busting BMI by nourishing gut-brain communication
Gavin Bewick will explain that by understanding how our bodies control hunger we may find new effective ways to treat obesity, arguably one of the greatest public health threats of our century. Special focus will be given to how the bugs which live in our guts, rather than being passive bystanders, are intimately involved in controlling appetite by modulating the connection between the gut and the brain. We are now beginning to identify dietary interventions which nourish our gut bugs, this is an appealing strategy to help people to lose weight.
Tasty sounds: listen to your mouth music
Professor Charles Spence (Professor of experimental psychology)
What we hear influences what we think about what we taste. Composers and sound designers are increasingly starting to make music/soundscapes to match, and even to enhance, specific taste attributes. In this talk, Charles Spence will explain why it is that we all seem to match what we hear with what we taste. He will play some compositions designed to bring out the spiciness and creaminess, and talk about some of the most exciting recent approaches designed to enhance the tasting experience by thinking a little more about what we hear/listen to while we eat and drink.
Other The Roebuck events
2022-05-09 Developing vaccines in the pandemic and beyond The Roebuck 50 Great Dover St, London, SE1 4YG, United Kingdom
Developing vaccines in the pandemic and beyond
2022-05-11 Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience The Roebuck 50 Great Dover St, London, SE1 4YG, United Kingdom