More on obesity and working memory

Our newest preprint pub­li­ca­tion on the rela­tion­ship between obe­si­ty and work­ing mem­o­ry has under­gone rig­or­ous review by eLife, shed­ding new light on the inter­play between BMI and cog­ni­tive function.

The study, led by researcher Nadine Her­zog, reveals com­pelling insights into how genet­ic vari­ants influ­enc­ing stri­atal dopamine sig­nal­ing impact the neg­a­tive asso­ci­a­tion between BMI and work­ing mem­o­ry updat­ing. This find­ing under­scores the intri­cate bio­log­i­cal mech­a­nisms influ­enc­ing cog­ni­tive per­for­mance in indi­vid­u­als with vary­ing lev­els of BMI.

Of par­tic­u­lar note is the trans­paren­cy and nov­el­ty of the eLife review process. The jour­ney through the review is an enlight­en­ing expe­ri­ence, empha­siz­ing the com­mit­ment to sci­en­tif­ic rig­or and open­ness in research dissemination.