Friday, October 18, 2019

What links the brain, eating and policy?


What links can be drawn between experimental brain stimulation research and public policy for primary and secondary prevention of obesity? A new paper explores this important topic.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Teaching the neuroscience of primary prevention


Does the brain, as a biological entity, have a place in public health practise? HLTH458 explores the role of the brain in facilitating healthy lifestyle patterns and the prevention of phyiscal illnesses.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Special issue of SCAN


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.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Dance machine


Dr. Hall had an opportunity to co-host a symposium at the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering with Dr. Hasan Ayaz in Washington, DC. Depicted here are Dr. Ayaz and his dancing robot.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Brain Stimulation


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.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Course explores the social neuroscience of eating (and cooking?)


A new undergraduate course explores the latest research linking the brain and the experience of indulgent eating. ... And yes, you get to eat pancakes!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New funding from NSERC


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.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Obesity and the brain


A new article published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences explores the bi-directional relationship between the prefrontal cortex and obesity.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Family medicine


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.

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