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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.

Publication NeuroImage

Floor's meta-analysis has been published in NeuroImage, read it here!

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Sweet Lies published

Many of us have the intention to watch our weight. However, we all know how dificult it is to behave in line with our intentions when a tasty morsel crosses our path. We recently published a study in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience that sheds light on this issue.

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Publication in PLOS

Many of us have loosened our belt a notch after heavy yet highly satisfying meal. But what underlying biological mechanisms actually account for the feelings of satiation after such a meal? Maartje Spetter sheds light on this issue in her most recent publication in PLOS ONE. 

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ENLP writing competition

Nynke van der Laan has won the first prize in the Writing Competition of the European Nutrition Leadership Platform seminar with her popular scientific article on neuroscience based tips for healthy eating. 

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Recruitment F4H

The recruitment of elderly participants for the Full4Health study has started. We are recruiting subjects between 65 and 75 years old. The experimental work of this study will be performed from March 2014 until February 2015. 

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