Nora Breuer

MD can­di­date

Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Cog­ni­tive & Brain Sciences
Stephanstraße 1A
04103 Leipzig

Nora Breuer is a med­ical stu­dent in her fifth year at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Leipzig. Since Novem­ber 2018 she has been a mem­ber of the O’Brain Lab with a research focus on the rela­tion­ship between obe­si­ty and the per­cep­tion of odours. She is par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ed in the neu­ro­phys­i­o­log­i­cal cor­re­lates of food odour processing.

2018— MD stu­dent at Max Planck Insti­tute for Human Cog­ni­tive and Brain Sci­ences, Research Group “Deci­sion-mak­ing in obe­si­ty: Neu­ro­bi­ol­o­gy, Behav­ior, and Plas­tic­i­ty” (Dr. Annette Horstmann)
2016–2018 Stu­dent tutor at skills lab « Lern­Klinik Leipzig »
2014— Study of Med­i­cine at Uni­ver­sität Leipzig
2013–2014 Study of LLCE Espag­nol at Sor­bonne Nou­velle Paris 3


Poes­sel, M., Morys, F., Breuer, N., Vill­ringer, A., Hum­mel, T., & Horstmann, A. (2022). Brain response to food odors is not asso­ci­at­ed with body mass index and obe­si­ty-relat­ed meta­bol­ic health measures. Appetite, 168: 105774. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2021.105774.

Poes­sel, M., Breuer, N., Joshi, A., Pam­pel, A., Vill­ringer, A., Hum­mel, T., & Horstmann, A. (2020). Reduced olfac­to­ry bulb vol­ume in obe­si­ty and its rela­tion to meta­bol­ic health sta­tus. Fron­tiers in Human Neu­ro­science, 14: 586998. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2020.586998.
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Janssen, L., Her­zog, N., Walt­mann, M., Breuer, N., Wiencke, K., Rausch, F., Hart­mann, H., Poes­sel, M., & Horstmann, A. (2019). Lost in trans­la­tion?: On the need for con­ver­gence in ani­mal and human stud­ies on the role of dopamine in diet-induced obe­si­ty. Cur­rent Addic­tion Reports, 6(3), 229–257. doi:10.1007/s40429-019–00268‑w.
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Breuer, N., Poes­sel, M., Walt­mann, M., Hum­mel, T., & Horstmann, A. (2019). Neur­al respons­es to food odors in obe­si­ty: Pro­pos­al of an fMRI study. Poster pre­sent­ed at 3rd Nordic Neu­ro­science Meet­ing, Helsin­ki, Fin­land.