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The Neurobiology of Decision-Making in Eating - Innovative Tools

Objectif

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.

Champ scientifique

  • /sciences naturelles/sciences biologiques/neurobiologie

Appel à propositions

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Régime de financement

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinateur

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Adresse
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 2 403 431,04
Contact administratif
Kennedy Alan (Dr.)

Participants (10)

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