« Do you want to take a look at the desert menu? »
« A fruit salad or a molten chocolate cake? »
Every day we make hundreds of food-related decisions. In our lab, we investigate the psychological and cerebral mechanisms underlying such choices. More specifically, we study food preferences and choices in healthy individuals as well as in
- overweight and individuals suffering from obesity (in collaboration with Dr. Zoltan Pataky),
- patients with type 1 diabetes (in collaboration with Dr. Giacomo Gastaldi),
- individuals suffering from an olfactory and/or a gustatory impairment (in collaboration with Dr. Basile Landis).
We are using psychological methods and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).
Forschungsprojekte der Gruppe
Affective and cognitive functioning in relation to food intake
Associations between the use of communication technologies in parent-youth interactions and youth outcomes: A systematic review
Exploring the link between emotion and eating
Reward mechanisms in patients suffering from obesity