PhD in Psychology and tenure-track 1 professor in the area of evolutionary and educational psychology in the Department of Psychology and Sociology at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). She holds a master’s degree in Research, Treatment and Associated Pathologies in Drug Addiction and is a member of the Psychobiology of Drug Dependence Research Unit of the University of Valencia (Spain). Her scientific career focuses on studying the role of diet in cocaine and alcohol abuse.
Foods that are rich in fats and sugars are pleasurable because they stimulate our reward circuits, the same circuits that are activated by drugs. In a context in which unhealthy diets and drug abuse are common from adolescence, it is important to investigate their consequences.