Psychological Sciences Faculty
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychological Sciences
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA
Psychological Sciences, Room 3168
Telephone: (765) 494-6279
Degree: Ph.D. Duke University, 1991
Our lab studies the effects of experience on the development of controls of ingestive behavior and body weight.
Swithers, S. E., Baker, C. R., & Davidson, T. L. (2009). General and persistent effects of high intensity sweeteners on body weight gain and caloric compensation in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123, 772-80.
Swithers, S. E. (2009). Development of ingestive behavior – the influence of context and experience. Blumberg, M.S., Freeman, J. and Robinson, S. (Eds.) Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience, Oxford University Press.
Swithers, S.E., Martin, A.A. & Davidson, T.L. High intensity sweeteners and energy balance. Physiology and Behavior, 100, 55-62 (2010).
Swithers, S.E., Martin, A.A., Clark, K.M., Laboy, A.F., & Davidson, T.L. Body weight gain in rats consuming sweetened liquids. Effects of caffeine and diet composition. Appetite, 55, 528-533, (2010).
Davidson, T. L., Martin, A.A., Clark, K., & Swithers, S. E. Intake of high-intensity sweeteners alters the ability of sweet taste to signal caloric consequences: Implications for the control of energy and body weight regulation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1430-1441, 2011.
Swithers, S. E., Ogden, S. B, & Davidson, T. L. Fat substitutes promote weight gain in rats consuming high-fat diets. Behavioral Neuroscience, 125, 512-518, (2011).
Swithers, S.E., Laboy, A.F., Clark, K., Cooper, S., Davidson, T.L. Experience with the high intensity sweetener saccharin impairs glucose homeostasis and GLP-1 release in rats Behav Brain Res. 2012 Jul 15;233(1):1-14. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2012.04.024. Epub 2012 Apr 26
Swithers, S.E., Ogden, S.B., Laboy, A.F., Davidson, T.L. Saccharin pre-exposure enhances appetitive flavor learning in pre-weanling rats. Dev Psychobiol. 2012 Dec;54(8):818-24. doi: 10.1002/dev.21047. Epub 2012 May 21.