Food & Cognition group


  • We got awarded a NWO crossover grant for investigating lifestyle change for Maintaining Optimal Cognitive function In Aging (MOCIA). At the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, we will be studying the effect of a multi-domain lifestyle intervention on the gut-brain axis. Interested in a postdoc or PhD on this topic? Drop me a line! (press release)
  • In the context of my ERC starting grant, we will be investigating the role of low-grade inflammation in neural effort and reward processes in obesity. Interested in a postdoc or PhD on this topic? Drop me a line! (press release)

Accepted for publication in 2020 (for previous ones, see Publications)

  • E. Qualls-Creekmore, K.L. Marlatt, E. Aarts, A. Bruce-Keller, T.S. Church, K. Clément, J.O. Fisher, P. Gordon-Larsen, D.S. Ludwig, C.D. Morrison, H.E. Raybould, C.A. Roberto, D.H. Ryan, P.R. Schauer, A.C. Spector, M.S. Spetter, G.D. Stuber, H. Berthoud, E. Ravussin (in press). What should I eat and why? The environmental, genetic, and behavioral determinants of food choice. Summary from a Pennington Scientific Symposium. Obesity link
  • J. Szopinska-Tokov, S. Dam, J. Naaijen, P. Konstanti, N. Rommelse, C. Belzer, J. Buitelaar, B. Franke, E. Aarts, A. Arias Vasquez (2020). Investigating the Gut Microbiota Composition of Individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Association with Symptoms. Microorganisms. doi:10.3390/microorganisms8030406 pdf
  • I. Duif, J. Wegman, M. Mars, C. de Graaf, P.A.M. Smeets, E. Aarts (2020). Effects of distraction on taste-related neural processing. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. link
  • M.I. Froböse, A. Westbrook, M. Bloemendaal, E. Aarts, R. Cools (2020). Catecholaminergic modulation of the cost of cognitive control in healthy older adults. PLOS ONE. 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