Putu Agus Khorisantono

Putu Agus Khorisantono

Postdoctoral Researcher
Telephone: +46852483349
Visiting address: Nobels väg 9, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Psykologi Seubert, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a cognitive and behavioural neuroscientist based in the Department of
    Clinical Neuroscience (Psychology Division) of Karolinska Institutet, with a
    background in statistics, functional neuroimaging and neuroeconomics. My main
    research interest is in food perception and dietary choices, focusing on
    nutrient-specific sensation and perception as well as reward integration.
    Prior to joining KI, I did my PhD with Dr Fabian Grabenhorst in the
    Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of
    Cambridge, investigating the role of textural cues in fat-sensing and reward
    valuation. Currently, I am employed by Dr Janina Seubert as a postdoctoral
    researcher to study the integration of olfactory and gustatory cues.


  • In order to regulate the consumption of essential nutrients, the brain’s
    reward system responds to them in such a manner that eating becomes a
    pleasurable act. However, this rewarding aspect of eating may also lead to
    over- or under-consumption of nutrients, leading to an energy imbalance,
    which has been implicated in obesity and other co-morbid diseases. My
    research focuses on the perception of specific properties of various foods
    and how this information is integrated to evoke these hedonic reward values
    upon consumption through the use of structural and functional MRI in addition
    to well-controlled stimuli and behavioural tasks.
    In my PhD research, I worked with Dr Fabian Grabenhorst (University of
    Cambridge) to study textural cues of fat-sensing and reward integration in
    the human brain using well-controlled food stimuli, formal economic
    valuation, real-life ad libitum eating tests, neuroimaging and
    multivariate pattern analysis.
    I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Nutritional Neuroscience Group under Dr
    Janina Seubert (https://ki.se/en/cns/janina-seuberts-research-group) on an
    ERC Starting Grant project, using a combination of MRI, behavioural tasks and
    pattern analysis to shed light on the role of olfactory cues in taste
    integration and food preference. In doing so, I hope to be able to explore
    the addictive nature of certain foods to facilitate shifting towards
    healthier and more sustainable eating patterns.


All other publications


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2025

Conference/event participation

  • Oral presenter of own accepted abstract, European Chemoreception Research Organisation, Odour-taste associative learning in flavour preference formation, https://coms.events/ecro2023/data/abstracts/en/abstract_0159.html, 2023

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