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Welcome to the website of the Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratory

The Nutritional Neuroscience lab studies the neural correlates of taste, satiety and (unhealthy) food choice, gut-brain interactions, effects of personality characteristics on food-induced brain responses and functional neuroimaging in anorexia nervosa. 

NOTICE: This website will be discontinued by the end of 2021. Resources can still be found at the OSF project pages of Paul Smeets.

Symposium VR

On Friday the 9th of June, a symposium on the potential of VR for eating behavior research and behavior change, will take place at the UMC Utrecht.

Read more: Symposium VR

Virtual supermarket released!

We developed a virtual supermarket, the NeuroShop, and released it for scientific use!

Read more: Virtual supermarket released!

Nudge-it symposium

On April 13th a symposium about healthy food choice will take place in Utrecht. 

Read more: Nudge-it symposium

Phantom fullness?

What's that? Find out more about this peculiar phenomenom here. 

Read more: Phantom fullness?

NCU workshop

On the 8th of October the NCU workshop 'A Translational Approach to Eating Disorders' will take place in Utrecht.  

Read more: NCU workshop

The Nutritional Neuroscience Lab is affiliated with the Image Sciences Institute of the UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands.