Mapping of the brain regions responsible for eating behavior regulation with functional MRI

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Understanding the neural mechanisms underlying the regulation of eating behavior plays the leading role in assessment of food intake in normal individuals and in patients with obesity. Modern neuroimaging methods, such as functional MRI (fMRI), may shed the light on these mechanisms. A simple and reproducible visual fMRI-paradigm was developed for the assessment of topdown executive control of eating behavior. Using this paradigm, three main components of the regulatory neural system were revealed, and the region of interest, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, was identified.


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Elena I. Kremneva

Research Center of Neurology

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9396-6063

Cand. Sci. (Med.), radiologist, senior researcher, Neuroradiology department

Russian Federation, 125367, Moscow, Volokolamskoye shosse, 80

Aleksander S. Suslin

Research Center of Neurology

Russian Federation, Moscow

A. N. Govorin

Research Center of Neurology

Russian Federation, Moscow

Marina V. Krotenkova

Research Center of Neurology

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3820-4554

D. Sci. (Med.), Head, Radiology department

Russian Federation, 125367, Russia, Moscow, Volokolamskoye shosse, 80

Marine M. Tanashyan

Research Center of Neurology

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5883-8119

D. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Corresponding member of RAS, Deputy Director for science, Head, 1st Neurological department

Russian Federation, Moscow

Mikhail A. Piradov

Research Center of Neurology

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6338-0392

D. Sci. (Med.), Professor, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director

Russian Federation, Moscow


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