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Pierce and Yale Scientists discuss Neurogastronomy with the “New Republic”

Read the article here:  https://newrepublic.com/article/128899/man-will-transform-eat… Read More >

What’s that smell? Figuring out how animals navigate with their noses.

Justus Verhagen, PhD, an Associate Fellow at The John B. Pierce Laboratory, is one of 17 researchers nationwide working as part of the White House BRAIN Initiative under a grant  from the National Science Foundation to study how the brain processes and identifies odors.… Read More >

Compromised dopamine signaling is associated with impulsive behaviors in obesity and alcoholism

Compromised dopamine signaling is associated with impulsive behaviors in obesity and alcoholism and administration of fatty acid amide oleoylethanolamide (OEA) has been shown to rescue dopamine signaling in rodents.… Read More >

Dr. Dana Small receives two honors

Dana Small, PhD, Deputy Director for Research at The John B. Pierce Laboratory, and Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, is the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) annual recipient of the Alan N.… Read More >

Heightened ability to imagine odors linked to higher body weight

Researchers at The John B. Pierce Laboratory and the Yale School of Medicine have revealed that the ability to vividly imagine the smell of popcorn, freshly baked cookies and even non-food odors is greater in obese adults.… Read More >

Can robots be taught to smell?

By Ed Stannard, New Haven Register Posted: 10/29/15, 1:19 PM EDT NEW HAVEN >> Understanding the sense of smell could help in building robots to do things we rely on animals to do today, such as locating people under the rubble of an earthquake, locating illegal drugs or finding a bomb.… Read More >

Olfactory navigation: Dynamic computing in the natural environment

Dr. Verhagen awarded NSF grant to study olfaction Justus V. Verhagen, associate fellow at the John B. Pierce Laboratory, and Yale neurobiologist, is one of 17 researchers nationwide to receive grants totaling $15 million from the National Science Foundation to study how the brain processes and identifies odors.… Read More >

The Sense of Smell Uses Fast Dynamics to Encode Odors

Dr. Justus Verhagen and other Neuroscientists from the John B. Pierce Laboratory and Yale School of Medicine have discovered that mice can detect minute differences in the temporal dynamics of the olfactory system, according to research published in the open access journal PLOS Biology.… Read More >