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The Neurobiology of Decision-Making in Eating - Innovative Tools

Objetivo

Nudge-it engages internationally leading experts in the neurobiology of motivational behaviour, the neuroscience of reward pathways, the neuroendocrinology of homeostatic regulation of appetite, experimental psychology, functional brain imaging, behavioural economics, and computational modelling. They will work together to develop new tools and approaches that can provide the evidence needed to inform effective policies on healthy eating. Effort will be focussed in four areas of particular importance for policy:
i) early life experience: how the choices we make as adults are influenced by stress and poor nutrition in early life.
ii) habitual eating behaviour: the life-long learning process and how it is moderated by homeostatic mechanisms;
iii) impulsive choice behaviour: the momentary choices we make to eat high energy or low energy foods, depending on hunger state and reward value, and upon price and availability;
iv) the role of environmental context in decision-making processes: how day-to-day choices and preferences are affected by socio-economic status, stress, and mood.
Development work will involve refinements of experimental approaches and tools in both human behavioural studies, neuroimaging, and translational animal studies. A focus will be on tools that provide ‘bridges’ that link understanding at different levels and in different domains, and which contribute to building predictive models with strong explanatory power that can contribute to policy formulation. A powerful strategy for dissemination of outcomes to relevant groups, including by a massive open online course, will ensure impact.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Coordinador

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Dirección
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 2 403 431,04
Contacto administrativo
Kennedy Alan (Dr.)

Participantes (10)

UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 1 422 245
Dirección
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Janet De Vries (Dr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Suecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 1 184 296
Dirección
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Ellen Rydberg (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 509 775
Dirección
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Tom Bessems (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 749 138
Dirección
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Audrey Michael (Mrs.)
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 594 700
Dirección
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Clemens Laessing (Mr.)
University of Zurich
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 618 392
Dirección
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Tamara Herz (Ms.)
COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Dinamarca
Aportación de la UE
€ 509 484
Dirección
Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Lise Damsgaard Jorgensen (Ms.)
ARTINIS MEDICAL SYSTEMS BV
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 184 194
Dirección
Einsteinweg 17
6662 PW Elst
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Willy Colier (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 51 300
Dirección
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Irina Uhlig (Dr.)
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 757 515,96
Dirección
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Serena Scarselli (Mrs.)