Duration: no longer than 2 hours
Number of sessions: 2 (one 10 minute, one 2 hour)
You can take part if you meet these criteria:
- Fluent English speaker
- Must like chocolate
- Have a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9 (i.e. overweight)
You cannot take part if any of the below is true:
- Any metal in the body, head, or eyes that cannot be removed, such as a cardiac pacemaker, brain clip, shrapnel, metal filings etc. You will be thoroughly screened for your safety.
- A history of serious head injury or brain surgery.
- A history of neurological disease, psychiatric illness, or any anxiety disorder (such as post-traumatic stress disorder or claustrophobia).
- Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.
- Unable to see properly without glasses (some metal framed glasses cannot be taken into the scanner room).
- You do not consent to providing us with your GP’s contact details.
- Have had a previous or current diagnosis of an eating disorder
- Have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- You have a nut allergy
We are looking for healthy-overweight female volunteers to participate in a study investigating cognitive reactivity to food cues using fMRI.
During the experiment, you will be scanned using fMRI whilst being shown a series of photos of food items. Following this, you will complete a series of short questionnaires and a computer task. The study should take no longer than 2 hours.
Researcher: Mark Randle, M.Randle@liv.ac.uk
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