800K Project Grant from the BBSRC awarded to Dr Suzanne Higgs!

higgs-suzanne800K project grant from the BBSRC awarded to Dr Suzanne Higgs to investigate interactions between metabolic, cognitive and reward processes in appetite.

Dr Suzanne Higgs and colleagues from Birmingham, Swansea and Oxford have been awarded a grant to investigate how the metabolic signals that are generated when we consume food affect the pleasure of eating by modulating higher cognitive functions like memory. This is a new approach to the study of appetite and the findings may help develop more effective interventions to help people control their food intake.

Dr Jason Thomas, a current post-doc in the School of Psychology at Birmingham, will be undertaking the work that will examine the effects of administering drugs that mimic metabolic signals on eating behaviour and the associated brain activity.