Throughout the year, the University of Sussex is host to an exciting series of public lectures that illustrate the breadth and quality of research being conducted at the University.
Most lectures are recorded and made available here in a number of formats.
Serotonin, satiety and the challenge of obesity
22 November 2011
Speaker: Professor Pete Clifton, Professor of Psychology - School of Psychology
Serotonin is an important brain neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of many functions, including mood and appetite. As with all neurotransmitters, it exerts its effects by binding to specific receptors and then changing brain function. A key challenge in neuroscience is to understand the distinct roles that different neurotransmitter receptors play in influencing our behaviour.
This lecture will explore actions of serotonin that affect different aspects of feeding, including our feelings of satiety and the way in which environmental cues may arouse hunger. It will also discuss how such studies can suggest new approaches to the pharmacological treatment of obesity and describe some of the pitfalls that arise in translating preclinica.
Professorial Lecture: Making tea is not a piece of cake
27 April 2010
Speaker: Professor Jennifer Rusted, Professor of Experimental Psychology - School of Psychology
Professorial Lecture: Reading comprehension: losing the thread
22 January 2008
Speaker: Professor Jane Oakhill, Professor of Experimental Psychology - School of Life Sciences