tDCS on Food Craving and Eating

Link – Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on food craving and eating when using a control method that minimizes guessing of the real vs. control condition. Abstract PURPOSE: Validation of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to treat obesity is hampered by evidence that participants can distinguish real from the traditional-control condition. Correctly guessing […]

Meta-Analysis of tDCS on Substance and Food Craving

Link – A Meta-Analysis of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Substance and Food Craving: What Effect Do Modulators Have? Abstract Substance addiction and food addiction are significant social problems worldwide. In previous studies of substance addiction, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been used to influence craving of substance or food. However, the reported effects […]

Brain Stimulation to Modulate Food Intake and Eating Behavior.

Link – Brain Stimulation to Modulate Food Intake and Eating Behavior. Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Appetitive behaviors are mediated through homeostatic and reward signaling of brain circuits. There has been increasing interest in the use of neuromodulation techniques aimed at targeting brain regions such as the lateral prefrontal and subcortical regions associated with dysregulation of […]

Food Seeking Depends on Vagus-Mediated Neuron Activity

Link – Postingestive Modulation of Food Seeking Depends on Vagus-Mediated Dopamine Neuron Activity. Abstract Postingestive nutrient sensing can induce food preferences. However, much less is known about the ability of postingestive signals to modulate food-seeking behaviors. Here we report a causal connection between postingestive sucrose sensing and vagus-mediated dopamine neuron activity in the ventral tegmental […]