Masters student Adrian Safati finds that contextual cues are important determinants of inhibitory brain stimulation effects on decision-making about food. You can read more about his findings as published this month in Brain Stimulation.
Announcing a new special issue of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience guest edited by PN Lab director, Dr. Peter Hall. Focused on "the social neurobiology of eating," this collection of empirical, methodological and theoretical papers will be published in early 2020.
PN Lab director Dr. Peter Hall has received a 5-year NSERC Discovery Grant to support studies of indulgent eating using theta-burst brain stimulation paradigms. In part, this work will explore stimulation targets and timelines to quantify thier impact on eating outcomes.
PN Lab alumnus Dr. Dimitar Kolev (BSc '15, SPHHS) is completing his first year medical residency at the McMaster University Centre for Family Medicine in downtown Kitchener. We had a chance to catch up this week; Dimitar feels that one of the highlights of his residency is the opportunity to work in many different settings, with a wide variety of patients.
Over the next few months the PN Lab will be checking in with our recent graduates, asking each of them: “what are your first impressions of your new environment?”. Our first response came from Huaqi Li, who is currently pursuing graduate studies at Yale: "I’ve met so many amazing people here in this first month. The passion and engagement of the community here is infectious!"