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Top down modulation of attention to food cues via working memory.

Abstract:

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 top down influences, such as working memory (WM). We assessed whether attention in normal-weight, sated participants was drawn to food items specifically when that food item was held in WM. Twenty-three participants (15 f/8 m, age 23.4±5 year, BMI 23.5±4 kg/m(2)) took part in a laboratory based study...

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10.1016/j.appet.2012.03.018

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Rutters, F More by this author
Thomas, JM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Appetite
Volume:
59
Issue:
1
Pages:
71-75
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1095-8304
ISSN:
0195-6663
URN:
uuid:7de9c001-f9a0-49f7-b1c5-88f7993f9546
Source identifiers:
320443
Local pid:
pubs:320443

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