Graduate in Psychology, with a master’s degree in Basic and Applied Neuroscience. She currently holds an FPU grant at the Department of Psychobiology, in the Psychobiology of Drug Dependence Research Unit at the University of Valencia (Spain). Her research addresses the neuro-inflammatory effects of high-fat diets and alcohol abuse in adolescents.
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.