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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.

Brain Art Expo Hawaii

Last year, Nynke van der Laan created a photo series of edible brains, which was covered in the German popular scientific magazine "Gehirn und Geist" (see media). The photoseries has been selected to be part of the Brain Art Exhibition 2015. It will be exhibited during the OHBM conference in Hawaii in June and in Berlin and Leipzig later this year!

Below you can find more information about the expo, organised by the Neurobureau. The Neurobureau also sells prints of the photo series. More info can be found at http://www.neurobureau.org/blog/2015/03/21/art-exhibition-2015/ and https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/art-at-human-brain-mapping--2#/story

The art exhibit 2015 pretends to bring together the works that best represents the synergy between neuroscience and the art worlds. This year the exhibition will be on display at three different venues. The first exhibition will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii (USA) from June 14-18, 2015 (OHBM meeting). The second art exhibition will be held in Berlin (Germany) in September at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. The third art exhibition will be held in Leipzig (Germany) in December at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

These exhibits in Germany will allow students, scientists and the public in general to attend the exhibit initially displayed in Hawaii. In addition, we will organize a symposium on the last day of both exhibits (Berlin and Leipzig) to stimulate the dialogue between scientists and artists. The theme of the workshops will be “Different methodologies, languages and goals: How do artists and scientists communicate?”.

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