Check out our latest paper (in press) in Physiology & Behavior on retraining automatic action tendencies in obesity by Nora Mehl, Lara Mueller-Wieland, O’Brain alumni David Mathar, and Annette Horstmann. Read more here
Annette’s proposed model of how dopaminergic tone varies (non-linearly) across normal weight, overweight and obese people has been tested empirically for the first time. Researchers in Spain conducted an fMRI experiment with which they confirm Annette’s idea with real data: the reward system in the brain appears to function differently but systematically across people...
The German weekly news magazine “Focus” noticed the work of one of our PhD students, Nora Mehl. Annette Horstmann explains the finer details of the research in an interview here.
Congratulations to Jakob Simmank & Annette Horstmann, who published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience this October, entitled: Incidental rewarding cues influence economic decisions in people with obesity. Online at: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00278/full
Annette appeared in Leipzig’s newspaper (LVZ) today on August, 22nd, with the article Der Lockruf des Essens. Verena Müller, science journalist, is hosting the article online on her blog.
Annette wrote a chapter in the current non-profit aid magazine: a German information service in the field of food, agriculture and consumer protection. Annettes Article (Übergewicht: Reine Kopfsache?) is at page 30–40. GO TO ARTICLE
Taken from IFB Blog: http://www.ifb-leipzig.com/en/blog/2012–09-27-adiposity-responsible-loss-brain-cells Is adiposity responsible for the loss of brain cells? A new study shows that adiposity apparently increases the risk for dementia. The connection between the two diseases is more complex that previously assumed. In Germany currently more than one million people suffer from the loss of...
Read the full article online (German only).