Food pictures versus corresponding calorie information stimuli: an event-related fMRI study at 7 T of brain response differences in adult males
Jiawei Han1,2, Qiangfeng Wang1, Ying-Hua Chu3, Ying Liu1, Junqi Xu1, and He Wang1,2
1Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2Human Phenome Institute, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 3MR Collaboration, Siemens Healthineers Ltd., Shanghai, China
Balancing food calories and nutrients has become a great concern for contemporary young people. In this study, we found that the calorie information of food activates the response of left middle occipital gyrus, which is related to the current sense of individual satiety. Therefore, it is likely that a sensory hub of the digestive system, corresponding to the visual stimulation of food, is existing.
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