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.
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On our last day in the beautiful and surprising summerly Finnish capital we visited the public Helsinki Central Library Oodi to anticipate and discuss obstacles our lab will have to grapple with when Annette relocates to Finland.
We kicked off our last day at NNM with a plenary lecture by Laura Colgin, who came all the way from Austin, Texas, to deliver a lucid and engaging talk about the different roles of fast and slow gamma waves in memory encoding and retrieval.
The second day, Thursday June 13th, was filled with interesting talks, symposia and two poster sessions. The lecturers gave us fascinating insight into their research covering cellular bases of brain function and behavior.