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The O’Brain Lab @ Nordic Obesity Meeting

The 2024 edi­tion of the Nordic Obe­si­ty Meet­ing took place in Helsin­ki the 1–3 Feb­ru­ary, and the O’Brain Lab was there to present our research! Our post­doc Artemii Nikitin and doc­tor­al researchers Hen­drik Hart­mann and Arsene Kanyamib­wa pre­sent­ed their research projects. In the ‘Mas­ter­ing Appetite’ ses­sion, our own asso­ciate pro­fes­sor...

New paper on working memory in obesity

Does obe­si­ty relate to impair­ments in work­ing mem­o­ry gat­ing? That is what the study by Nadine Her­zog et al. focused on, and the results sug­gest it’s not about BMI per se – a BMI-genet­ic inter­ac­tion might play a role. Read more about the intrigu­ing insights here.

A database of food items for studying eating behavior

We are hap­py to announce that we have added a link to the Finn­Food­Pics data­base on our web­site. The work of Arsene Kanyamib­wa, Finn­Food­Pics is an image data­base of food items for the study of eat­ing behav­iors in res­i­dents of Fin­land. Made for researchers inter­est­ed in local dietary habits, any­one...

EASO Early career network Winter School 2023

Our very own Asso­ciate Prof, Annette Horstmann had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to attend the 2023 EASO Ear­ly Career Net­work (ECN) Win­ter School, themed “Hot Top­ics in Obe­si­ty” which took place in the pic­turesque locale of Antalya, Turkey from Novem­ber 30th to Decem­ber 2nd. Through­out the event, ses­sions delved into the fore­front...

50th EBBS Meeting in Amsterdam

Our doc­tor­al researcher Arsene Kanyamib­wa attend­ed the 50th meet­ing of the Euro­pean Brain and Behav­iour Soci­ety in Ams­ter­dam from 26–29 August 2023 where he pre­sent­ed a poster on the progress of the Finn­Food­Pics data­base. Amidst engag­ing dis­cus­sions and forg­ing new con­nec­tions with sci­en­tists work­ing to bridge the gap between brain...

The Beyond the Belly-lecture series has concluded

After 7 lec­tures of amaz­ing talks, the Beyond The Bel­ly lec­ture series is com­ing to an end for the year. We have heard about diverse top­ics rang­ing from culi­nary cos­mopoli­tanism to health enhanc­ing food poli­cies to the role of vagal affer­ent sig­nals in the con­trol of behav­ior and many, many...

The O’Brain lab presents: Beyond the Belly

Start­ing in March, a new mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary lec­ture series will begin at Helsin­ki Uni­ver­si­ty. Pro­vid­ed by the O’Brain Lab, ‘Beyond the bel­ly – on the psy­chol­o­gy of eat­ing’ is open to stu­dents and the gen­er­al pub­lic. The aim is to give a broad per­spec­tive on eat­ing behav­ior away from patho­log­i­cal con­di­tions....