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Introduction to the second week

This week will discuss some linked topics: responses to feeding, the reward system and food addiction.

The first activity will be focused on the response to feeding, the reward systems and the definition of reward. It will serve as an introduction to the second activity, where we will discuss food addiction.

The latter got a lot of public interest and studies in animals brought evidence in its support. But is it applicable to humans too? And, even if the brain correlates of food addictions in humans exist, can they help us to treat conditions such as binge eating, or other eating disorders?

We will also invite a psychotherapist to share her point of view with us, and we hope you will join the discussion throughout the week.

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