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What everyone else is eating: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of informational eating norms on eating behavior.
There is interest in the hypothesis that social norms are a determinant of healthy and unhealthy dietary practices. The objective of our work was to assess the weight of evidence that experimentallyExpand
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The Pavlovian power of palatable food: lessons for weight-loss adherence from a new rodent model of cue-induced overeating
Objective:Relapsing to overeating is a stubborn problem in obesity treatment. We tested the hypothesis that context cues surrounding palatable food (PF) intake have the power to disrupt caloricExpand
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Reducing high calorie snack food in young adults: a role for social norms and health based messages
BackgroundConsumption of high calorie junk foods has increased recently, especially among young adults and higher intake may cause weight gain. There is a need to develop public health approaches toExpand
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Flowers and Wild Megachilid Bees Share Microbes
Transmission pathways have fundamental influence on microbial symbiont persistence and evolution. For example, the core gut microbiome of honey bees is transmitted socially and via hive surfaces, butExpand
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Top down modulation of attention to food cues via working memory
Attentional biases towards food cues may be linked to the development of obesity. The present study investigated the mechanisms underlying attentional biases to food cues by assessing the role of topExpand
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Satiation attenuates BOLD activity in brain regions involved in reward and increases activity in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex: an fMRI study in healthy volunteers.
BACKGROUND Neural responses to rewarding food cues are significantly different in the fed vs. fasted (>8 h food-deprived) state. However, the effect of eating to satiety after a shorter (moreExpand
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Interactions between metabolic, reward and cognitive processes in appetite control: Implications for novel weight management therapies
Traditional models of appetite control have emphasised the role of parallel homeostatic and hedonic systems, but more recently the distinction between independent homeostatic and hedonic systems hasExpand
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Using a Descriptive Social Norm to Increase Vegetable Selection in Workplace Restaurant Settings
Objective: Recent work has shown that exposure to social norm messages may enhance the consumption of vegetables. However, the majority of this work has been conducted in laboratories, often withExpand
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Two observational studies examining the effect of a social norm and a health message on the purchase of vegetables in student canteen settings
There is some evidence from laboratory-based studies that descriptive social-norm messages are associated with increased consumption of vegetables, but evidence of their effectiveness in real-worldExpand
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Test–retest reliability and effects of repeated testing and satiety on performance of an Emotional Test Battery
ABSTRACT The P1vital® Oxford Emotional Test Battery (ETB) comprises five computerized tasks designed to assess cognition and emotional processing in human participants. It has been used inExpand
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