Teaching Neuroscience Concepts Related to Hunger via a Tower Defense Game

Jan 14, 2018

Winter Conference on Brain Research. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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The consequences of obesity are broad and severe. Two-thirds (66%) of U.S. adults are considered at least overweight (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2), while one-third of adults are categorized as obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2). We are creating educational tools to enhance student understanding of obesity and the CNS structures and communication involved in weight control.


Reference: Metcalf M, Tanner B, Tanner B. Teaching Neuroscience Concepts Related to Hunger via a Tower Defense Game. Poster presented at the 2018 Winter Conference on Brain Research; 2018 January 14; Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

More info on the authors: Mary MetcalfBrad Tanner