« Do you want to take a look at the desert menu? »
« A fruit salad or a molten chocolate cake? »

Every day we make hundreds of food-related decisions. In our lab, we investigate the psychological and cerebral mechanisms underlying such choices. More specifically, we study food preferences and choices in healthy individuals as well as in

  1. overweight and individuals suffering from obesity (in collaboration with Dr. Zoltan Pataky),
  2. patients with type 1 diabetes (in collaboration with Dr. Giacomo Gastaldi),
  3. individuals suffering from an olfactory and/or a gustatory impairment (in collaboration with Dr. Basile Landis).

We are using psychological methods and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).

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Prof. Dr Géraldine CoppinProf. Dr Géraldine CoppinAssociate Professor
MSc Marion ChatelainMSc Marion ChatelainAssistant
Dr Sophie Mantzouranis-BaudatDr Sophie Mantzouranis-BaudatPost-doctoral Researcher
Dr Larisa OlteanuDr Larisa OlteanuPost-doctoral Researcher
MSc Anaïs QuossiMSc Anaïs QuossiAuxiliary research assistant
MSc Jeanne RichardMSc Jeanne RichardAssistante de recherche et d’enseignement, doctorante en neurosciences co-supervisée par le Prof. David Sander de l'Université de Genève

Research projects of the group

Affective and cognitive functioning in relation to food intake

Faculty of Psychology

Associations between the use of communication technologies in parent-youth interactions and youth outcomes: A systematic review

Faculty of Psychology

Exploring the link between emotion and eating

Faculty of Psychology

Reward mechanisms in patients suffering from obesity

Faculty of Psychology