In our obesogenic environment, we face cues for high-caloric unhealthy foods everywhere and such unhealthy foods are easily available. Thus, unhealthy eating habits are a frequent problem for the attempt to overcome obesity. To approach this problem, we examine psychological tools, such as priming paradigms, to overcome unhealthy eating habits in a laboratory setting. To investigate the outcome of such tools on a multimodal level, we use behavioral psychological paradigms (Pavlovian-to-Instrumental Transfer task), combined with neuronal methods (functional magnetic resonance imaging) in lean and obese participants as well as participants pre and post weight loss therapy.
German Research Foundation (DFG)