Red Wine and Dark Chocolate on the Brain

Red wine and dark chocolate have been enjoyed by humans for millenia for their flavor and pleasurable properties. Contemporary science has begun to reveal the brain basis for the remarkable and enduring popularity of these substances and how they act on the brain's pleasure centers. But we won’t just talk about them – we’ll sample them as well!


Dr. Cowan is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and has been a member of the faculty since 2002. His research focuses on the neurobiology of reward circuitry and associated clinical conditions including drug addiction and obesity.

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  • Bill

    Awesome event! Interesting ideas presented in a clever, fun way. Well done.

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Jan

    I'm sorry, got caught in traffic and now too late.

    February 21, 2013

  • Bill

    I haven't had dinner, I can make up for the absentees. :-)

    February 21, 2013

  • Cathy

    Sorry, I won't make it either. Too cold and rainy for the trip.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My ride didn't want to drive in the weather so I will not be able to attend. I was really looking forward to meeting you all.

    February 21, 2013

  • Ryan M.

    I'm out. My apologies for the last-minute notification. Helping a friend pack to move; thought we would be done by now. I must say Wine and Dark Chocolate sounds much better than what I am currently engaged in. Hope you all enjoy.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's pouring here in Clarksville and I understand in Nashille too...I may have to postpone. :( Gonna see if it lets up here in an hour or so. If I don't make it, next time--and enjoy the wine and chocolate for me!

    February 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi. I'm in Clarksville as well and thinking the same thing.

      February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Conflict has arisen.

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Conflict has arise.

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Science, chocolate and red wine...three of my favorite things. Looking forward to meeting people!

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    David and I will attend.

    February 13, 2013

  • "Water Lily" D.

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    February 7, 2013

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