Behavioural & Brain Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Psychology and Logopedics
Arsene obtained a B.Sc. in Cellular Biology & Physiology at the University Clermont Auvergne (UCA), France, and an M.Sc. in Biology and Health Sciences at the University of Nantes, also in France. During his Master’s Thesis, he worked on the influence of conditioned stimuli (visual) on food reinforcement and eventually food choice, across different macronutrient groups. More specifically, following his interest in a few studies published in Canada and Germany, he joined the Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center in New Haven, US, in order to try and replicate previous findings and investigate how macronutrient content and combination (carbohydrate, fat) influence food choice, reinforcement, and its underlying neural circuits, particularly in the U.S. population. Later on, he completed a Master equivalent degree in clinical research and interned as a clinical research associate trainee working on various international clinical trials.
In 2021 he joined the O’BRAIN lab.
Thieleking, R., Schneidewind, L., Kanyamibwa, A. et al. Nutrient scoring for the DEGS1-FFQ – from food intake to nutrient intake. BMC Nutr 9, 12 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-022–00636‑2
Perszyk EE, Hutelin Z, Trinh J, Kanyamibwa A, Fromm S, Davis XS, Wall KM, Flack KD, DiFeliceantonio AG, Small DM. Fat and Carbohydrate Interact to Potentiate Food Reward in Healthy Weight but Not in Overweight or Obesity. Nutrients. 2021; 13(4):1203. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041203
Fromm, S., Perszyk, E. E., Kanyamibwa, A., Wall, K. M., Hutelin, Z., Trinh, J., et al. (2021). Development of MacroPics: A novel food picture set to dissociate the effects of carbohydrate and fat on eating behaviors. Appetite, 159: 105051. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2020.105051.
Wall, K. M., Farruggia, M. C., Perszyk, E. E., Kanyamibwa, A., Fromm, S., Davis, X. S., et al. (2020). No evidence for an association between obesity and milkshake liking. International Journal of Obesity, 44, 1668–1677. doi:10.1038/s41366-020‑0583‑x.