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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.

F4H Image Collection

The Full4Health Image Collection is a set of standardized food and non-food images created by the Image Sciences Institute, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands as part of the Full4Health project (www.full4health.eu) funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement nr. 266408. The set was expanded as part of the I.Family project (http://www.ifamilystudy.eu), grant agreement nr. 266044.

Details can be found in Charbonnier L, van Meer F, van der Laan LN, Viergever MA, Smeets PA (2016) Standardized food images: A photographing protocol and image database. Appetite 96:166–173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2015.08.041

The image set is currently provided at the OSF under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/CX7TP

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