Biasing reward-based decision making towards advantageous choices in Obesity (Dr. Annette Horstmann, abgeschlossen)

The study examines the effect of pleasant, appetizing as opposed to unpleasant visual, olfactory, and taste stimuli on the decision making of normal weight and obese participants. The focus in this trial is on the role of active networks in the brain and nerve system. Through the combination of behavior tests and visual imaging techniques it is possible to directly analyze the differences in the brain of normal and overweight participants. These differences can be the cause the different behavioral effects.


Duration: 01.11.2013 - 30.04.2015


Description of research project

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Head of project

Dr. rer. nat. Annette Horstmann

Head of research group "Decision making in obesity"
Former member: student career board, internal review board
Head of project

+49 341 9940-2258

horstmann [at] cbs [dot] mpg [dot] de