The International Society of Neurogastronomy


The International Society of Neurogastronomy (ISN)

ISN, the International Society of Neurogastronomy, is a professional society founded by chefs, neuroscientists, agricultural scientists, and health care professionals. It is devoted to the study of how flavor sensations are created in the brain, what the brain does with flavor information, and the behavioral and physiological consequences that result. ISN works to translate this knowledge into uses that promote healthy diets.

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The Surprising Science
of How We “Taste” Food

2021 Schedule

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April 24th, 8:30am
Welcome and Introduction. Tim McClintock, PhD. The History of Flavor and Neurogastronomy
April 24th, 8:45am
Gordon Shepherd, DPhil, MD. The Brain’s World of Flavor
April 24th, 9:15am
Alexandra DiFeliceantonio, PhD. Food and Flavor Links to Brain Reward Circuits
April 24th, 9:45am
Ana San Gabriel, DVM. The Umami Flavor
April 24th, 10:15am
Break 1
April 24th, 10:30am
Harry Klee, PhD. Progress in the War on Tasteless Tomatoes
April 24th, 11:00am
Steven Jones, PhD. Breeding Flavor back into Wheat
April 24th, 11:45am
Panel Discussion 1: Dr. Shepherd, Dr. DiFeliceantonio, Dr. Klee, Chef Mehta, and Dr. Jones. Mediated by Dr. McClintock
April 24th, 12:30pm
Richard King, MD, PhD. Diets for Dementia Patients
April 24th, 1:00pm
Siddharth Kapoor, MD. Diets, Migraines, and Bogus Science
April 24th, 1:30pm
Break 2
April 24th, 1:45pm
Nanna Meyer, PhD. Nutrition, Flavor, and Performance
April 24th, 2:15pm
Jehangir Mehta, Chef. Practical Applications of Flavor
April 24th, 2:45pm
Adam Drewnowski, PhD. Flavor, Nutrition, and Obesity
April 24th, 3:30pm
Panel Discussion 2: Dr. Kapoor, Dr. Drewnowski, Dr. King, Dr. San Gabriel, and Dr. Meyer. Mediated by Dr. Han