Food & Cognition group



  • We released our website about the lifestyle intervention research program dedicated towards Maintaining Optimal Cognitive function In Aging.

Accepted for publication in 2021 (for previous ones, see Publications)

  • N. Kohn, J. Szopinska-Tokov, A. Llera, C. Beckmann, A. Arias Vasquez, E. Aarts (2021). Multivariate associative patterns between the gut microbiota and large-scale brain network connectivity. Gut Microbes
    13(1):2006586. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2021.2006586. (link)
  • S. Hontelez, T. Stobernack, L.M. Pelsser, P. van Baarlen, K. Frankena, M.M. Groefsema, M. Kleerebezem, R. Rodrigues Pereira, E.M. Postma, P.A.M. Smeets, M.A. Stopyra, M.P. Zwiers, E. Aarts (2021). Correlation between brain function and ADHD symptom changes in children with ADHD following a few-foods diet: an open-label intervention trial. Scientific Reports 11(1): 22205. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-01684-7. (link)
  • C. Van Dun, A. Van Kraaij, J. Wegman, J. Kuipers, E. Aarts, G. Janzen (2021). Sex Differences and the Role of Gaming Experience in Spatial Cognition Performance in Primary School Children: An Exploratory Study. Brain Sciences 11(7): 886.  doi: 10.3390/brainsci11070886. link
  • J. Szopinska-Tokov, S. Dam, J. Naaijen, P. Konstanti, N. Rommelse, C. Belzer, J. Buitelaar, B. Franke, M. Bloemendaal, E. Aarts, A. Arias Vasquez (2021). Investigating the Gut Microbiota Composition of Individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Association with Symptoms. Microorganisms 9(7): 1358.  doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9071358. link
  • M. Bloemendaal, J. Szopinska-Tokov, C. Belzer, D. Boverhoff, S. Papalini, F. Michels, S. van Hemert, A. Arias Vasquez, E. Aarts (2021). Probiotics-induced changes in gut microbial composition and its effects on cognitive performance after stress: exploratory analyses. Translational Psychiatry 11(1): 300.  doi: 10.1038/s41398-021-01404-9. link

Presubmission preprints

  • L.K. Janssen, I. Duif, A.E.M. Speckens, I. van Loon, J.H.M. de Vries, R. Cools, E. Aarts. The effect of an 8-week mindful eating intervention on anticipatory reward responses in the midbrain. link