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Neuroscience 2014 Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society: Food for Thought


From the alluring smells and colors of a prepared dish to the deep emotions surrounding the act of sharing a meal, food unites us. The rich sensory experience that takes place every time we eat is made possible by the brain, which shapes perceptions of taste and smell and seals the meal to memory. Hear noted chef, restaurateur, and “Top Chef” contestant Bryan Voltaggio discuss how he strives to create culinary treasures that not only satiate but entertain and transform how his guests think about food.

[Video and text source: Society for Neuroscience YouTube channel]