Images of desire: food-craving activation during fMRI

@article{Pelchat2004ImagesOD,
  title={Images of desire: food-craving activation during fMRI},
  author={Marcia Levin Pelchat and Andrea Johnson and Robin M. Chan and Jeffrey N. Valdez and J. Daniel Ragland},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={1486-1493}
}
Food craving (defined as an intense desire to eat a specific food) is of interest because it is extremely common and because it influences obesity or nutritional status. It has also been suggested that food craving may be the evolutionary source for cravings of all kinds including cravings for drugs and alcohol. Yet, little is known about the functional neuroanatomy of food craving. We report here the first functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study to explicitly examine food craving. A… Expand
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