I teach Freshman Seminars related to topics surrounding psychology and neuroscience (Mind and the Brain). I also occasionally teach courses related to introductory behavioral neuroscience topics like Biopsychology and Sensory Processes and Perception.
My research interests surround taste and its influence on feeding behaviors and food selection. I am interested in the result of consumption of high-fat and/or high-sugar diet that has the potential to result in changes in taste perception. I am also interested in the role of sex that contributes to differences in food selection, consumption, and taste responding in relation to behavioral diet modifications. I am also interested in the interactions of auditory and visual cues that interact with taste to alter perceptions.