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Fall 2005

October 31, 2005

Talk begins at 3:30, reception to follow

Center for Faculty Professional Development (Library 5th floor)

Taste Aversion and Taste Avoidance: Evidence for Different Processes in Rats and Shrews

Presenter: Linda A. Parker, Ph.D., Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

As one of our primary senses, taste plays a key role in our avoidance or acceptance of food, medicine or anything else that must be ingested. This reaction is complex, and the study of it reaches across the tradtiional boundaries of psychology, pharmacology, and neurobiology. Dr. Linda Parker is one of the leading researchers in theis field of interrelated disciplines, having pursued extensive work in how drugs modify the palatability of tastes and preferences for places.