Nucleus accumbens response to food cues predicts subsequent snack consumption in women and increased body mass index in those with reduced self-control

@article{Lawrence2012NucleusAR,
  title={Nucleus accumbens response to food cues predicts subsequent snack consumption in women and increased body mass index in those with reduced self-control},
  author={Natalia S. Lawrence and Elanor C. Hinton and John A. Parkinson and Andrew D. Lawrence},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2012},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={415-22}
}
Individuals have difficulty controlling their food consumption, which is due in part to the ubiquity of tempting food cues in the environment. Individual differences in the propensity to attribute incentive (motivational) salience to and act on these cues may explain why some individuals eat more than others. Using fMRI in healthy women, we found that food… CONTINUE READING