About Us

In our laboratory, we study human eating behavior, obesity and nutrition from a cognitive and clinical neuroscience perspective. Recent findings from neuroimaging and neuropsychology research point to an emerging neurocognitive model of obesity that may offer new ways to treat and prevent this condition. Our work lies at the intersection of basic behavioral/neurocognitive research in humans and proof-of-concept clinical trials. We combine classic methods from psychology, nutrition and clinical research with cutting-edge noninvasive cognitive neuroscience tools, such as computerized testing, functional neuroimaging and neurotechnologies. The laboratory has two main goals. First, we want to understand neurocognitive determinants of eating behavior and obesity. Second, we want to develop innovative applications and tools derived from this research for quantitative assessment, diagnostics, and therapeutics.