On the agenda are the 3rd Nordic Neuroscience Meeting and a visit to the new lab of group leader Annette Horstmann, who was recently appointed as an Associate Professor of Behavioural and Brain Sciences at the Department of Psychology and Logopedics at the University of Helsinki.
The entire lab is traveling to Helsinki next week (11th — 17th June) to attend the Nordic Neuroscience Meeting 2019.
If you ever wondered what happens during binge eating, the local TV network MDR has released a neat 4 minute long TV clip (in German). It features our PhD student Maria Waltmann who, together with Nadine Herzog, currently collects data for a large study investigating the shared and differential neurocognitive mechanisms of obesity and binge eating disorder.
Annette will travel to the US next week to present as an invited speaker at a prestigious workshop on Real-Time fMRI Neurofeedback at National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD (USA). Check out the line up and agenda here.
Our PhD students Filip Morys & Nora Mehl won the prize for best poster at the 33rd Annual Conference of the German Obesity Society in Potsdam. Filip presented their work on “the neural correlates of cognitive bias modification in obesity”. Congratulations to both!
A recent trip to Frankfurt for the 32nd Annual Conference of the German Obesity Society (DAG: Deutsche Adipositas Gesellschaft) was a great success for the O’Brain Project: Annette Horstmann was awarded with the DAG research prize 2016, honouring her recent work on the neurobiology of obesity. Congratulations! The team was...
Shortly after the first “Leipzig International Meeting for Interdisziplinary Obesity Research” (LIMIOR) on causes and consequences of morbid overweight the conclusions drawn are positive. GO TO IFB POST
What influences our eating habits? These and other questions were addressed by the IFB Dialogue held on October, 14th. “Kummerspeck” and emotional eating are well-known phenomena. Many people know the very situations in which a chocolate bar soothes our minds or relieves stress. Speakers: Annette Horstmann, Anette Kersting, Thomas Ellrott, &...
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.
On June 27th, the Long Night of Sciences (aka Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) took place in Leipzig, along with the IFB and over 40 institutions. Read more at the IFB post