Welcome to the O’BRAIN Lab
The O’BRAIN Lab is a group of researchers investigating the interplay between obesity and the brain.
Overweight and obesity rates have risen steadily in recent decades. Although many of us share similar environments, only a few people become obese. How come? In our search for the cause, we are confronted with a complex interplay of many factors: In addition to the environment, behaviour, brain function, and genetic influences determine the decisions we make and thus ultimately also our body weight.
We try to answer fundamental questions about obesity: How does obesity develop? Why is it so hard to resist tempting food? Does our brain determine what and how much we eat? How does our nutrition shape our brain? Do changes within the brain make it so difficult for us to break bad eating habits? Last but not least: How can we help to improve eating habits?
Our team is based in Leipzig and brings together researchers from various disciplines such as neurobiology, psychology, cognitive science, mathematics, and medicine.
Wir suchen für eine aktuelle Studie:
gesunde Frauen (22–35 Jahre, mit der Pille verhütend)
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The O’BRAIN Lab presented a whooping 4 posters at the 16th Leipzig Research Festival of Life Sciences at the end of January, with topics ranging from neural responses to food odors in obesity to diet-associated differences in peripheral dopamine precursors. Many thanks to the presenting O’BRAIN researchers Maria Poessel, Franzi…
Until the end of November we are looking for the last male volunteers (German only) to complete our study on the influence of fat and sugar on the brain. Help science and get in touch with us via 0341–9940 2629 or email@example.com. We are looking forward to welcoming you!
It’s our great pleasure to welcome our first Helsinki student to the team. Minka, who is a Master student of psychology, will be investigating whether olfactory stimulation influences automatic action tendencies in obesity. We are very proud to have a first collaboration between our 2 labs as the data was…