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Seperating orosensory and gastric contributions to satiation and satiety

– WUR, UMC Utrecht

Separating orosensory and gastric contributions to satiation and satiety (WUR, UMCU)
Coupling gastric data to perfusion fMRI scans of the brain, in order to visualize brain activation related to stomach activity.

Nudge-it is a truly inter-disciplinary project. Partners’ experience encompasses neurobiology, neuroimaging, computational modelling, economics and public policy. The research will use MRI scans of the stomach to see how much food is in the stomach. The goal is to couple this gastric data to perfusion fMRI scans of the brain, in order to visualize brain activation related to stomach activity. This will create a better understanding about the relative contributions of the stomach and tasting in the mouth when it comes to ingestive behavior. This knowledge on the process of satiation and satiety will help in creating new ideas to fight obesity.

Alliance institutes involved: WUR, UMC Utrecht
PI’s: Guido Camps (Senior Researcher at WUR), XXXX (XXXX at UMC Utrecht)

Collaboration partners: Artinis Medical Systems, Copenhagen Business School, University of Zurich, University of Tubingen, University of Bristol, University of Gothenburg, University of Edinburgh.

More information: https://www.wur.nl/nl/project/nudge-it.htm