Image Sciences Institute
University Medical Center Utrecht
Paul Smeets is associate professor at the UMC Utrecht and has a background in Behavioral Biology. His PhD work, at the Image Sciences Institute (ISI), aimed at finding biomarkers of satiety in the human brain, using functional MRI. Currently, he works at ISI / UMC Utrecht and at the Division of Human Nutrition of Wageningen University. The central theme in his research is the decision to eat, which is taken in the brain on the basis of multiple neural as well as hormonal signals. Research topics include the neural correlates of taste, satiety and (un)healthy food choice, gut-brain interactions, effects of personality characteristics on food-induced brain responses and functional neuroimaging in anorexia nervosa. See a detailed description of his work here.
- Sanders, N., Smeets, P. A. M., van Elburg, A. A., Danner, U. N., van Meer, F., Hoek, H. W. & Adan, R. A. H. (2015). Altered Food-Cue Processing in Chronically Ill and Recovered Women with Anorexia Nervosa. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00046
- Leng, G., Adan, R. A. H., Belot, M., Brunstrom, J. M., de Graaf, K., Dickson, S. L., Hare, T., Maier, S., Menzies, J., Preissl, H., Reisch, L. A., Rogers, P. J. & Smeets, P. A. M. (2016). The determinants of food choice. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 76(3), 316–327. https://doi.org/10.1017/s002966511600286x
- Schmidt, U., Adan, R., Böhm, I., Campbell, I. C., Dingemans, A., Ehrlich, S., Elzakkers, I., Favaro, A., Giel, K., Harrison, A., Himmerich, H., Hoek, H. W., Herpertz-Dahlmann, B., Kas, M. J., Seitz, J., Smeets, P., Sternheim, L., Tenconi, E., van Elburg, A., . . . Zipfel, S. (2016). Eating disorders: the big issue. The Lancet Psychiatry, 3(4), 313–315. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2215-0366(16)00081-x
- Sultson, H., van Meer, F., Sanders, N., van Elburg, A. A., Danner, U. N., Hoek, H. W., Adan, R. A. & Smeets, P. A. (2016). Associations between neural correlates of visual stimulus processing and set-shifting in ill and recovered women with anorexia nervosa. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 255, 35–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pscychresns.2016.07.004
- Danner, U. N., Sanders, N., Smeets, P. A., van Meer, F., Adan, R. A., Hoek, H. W. & van Elburg, A. A. (2012). Neuropsychological weaknesses in anorexia nervosa: Set-shifting, central coherence, and decision making in currently ill and recovered women. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 45(5), 685–694. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22007
- van Meer, F., van der Laan, L. N., Eiben, G., Lissner, L., Wolters, M., Rach, S., Herrmann, M., Erhard, P., Molnar, D., Orsi, G., Viergever, M. A., Adan, R. A. & Smeets, P. A. (2019). Development and body mass inversely affect children’s brain activation in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex during food choice. NeuroImage, 201, 116016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116016
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