CRC/Transregio TRR 134, Project C01: Brain systems involved in food intake – a neuroimaging approach

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Project Details


Homeostatic and hedonic processes regulate food intake and have been targeted using a neuroimaging approach and revealed distinct brain networks supporting these processes. In the next funding period we will explore the possibilities of modulation of these networks with the long-term goal to develop novel therapies. In one work-package we will use transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation, which has been shown to modulate activity in (among others) hypothalamus, ventral striatum and frontal cortical areas in response to food-related stimulation in pilot studies, and assess its effects on food intake and neural processing of food rewards. In a second work-package, we will use fMRI-inspired EEG neurofeedback in order to modulate the activity in the ventral striatum, again with food intake and brain responses to food rewards as readouts.
Effective start/end date01.01.1401.01.18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 206-08 Cognitive and Systemic Human Neuroscience


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