Cognition & Neuroscience Colloquium: Jenna Lee

Running from the Munchies
Graduate Student, Will Lab
Cognition and Neuroscience
Friday, October 13, 2017 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Psychology Building, Room 313

Previous studies suggest an interaction between the level of physical activity and diet preference. However, this relationship has not been well characterized for sex differences that may exist. The present study examined the influence of sex on diet preference in male and female Wistar rats that were housed under either sedentary (no wheel access) (SED) or voluntary wheel running access (RUN) conditions. The results revealed significant sex differences in response to physical activity in both behavioral (diet preference) and physiological measures (brain opioid activity) that suggest potential motivational or metabolic differences between males and females.