- New Study Offers Data-Driven Definition of Unhealthy Yet Pervasive "Hyper-Palatable Foods"
November 5, 2019 - LAWRENCE
A popular U.S. brand of potato chips once promoted itself with the slogan “betcha can’t eat just one!”
Maybe that’s because potato chips, like so many foods in the American diet, can pack a mix of ingredients apt to light up people’s brain-reward neural circuitry and overpower mechanisms that are supposed to signal when we’ve had enough to eat.
- New Book Explores How Ordinary People Make Decisions When Confronted With Uncertainty
October 2, 2019 - LAWRENCE
For decades, statisticians, economists, philosophers, and mathematicians have studied how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, and typically their analyses have focused on how to use probability theory from mathematics to harness this vexing problem.
- KU Addiction Research and Treatment Center Celebrates First Year With Community Open House
September 5, 2019 - LAWRENCE
The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at the University of Kansas welcomed the public to celebrate the center’s first year of community programs, new research initiatives, and expanded staff and facilities during an open house reception from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.
- Addiction Treatment Program for Community Members Set to Expand
July 8, 2019
A free University of Kansas program that helps community members with addictions is set to expand through a local grant and support from Douglas County. Established by the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, the program draws as many as 20 people to the Lawrence Public Library at 5 p.m. Wednesdays to learn about and receive help with overcoming addictions.