Miguel Alonso-Alonso, MD PhD
Director, Laboratory of Bariatric and Nutritional Neuroscience
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
We study human eating behavior, nutrition and obesity in the laboratory. We use methods and tools from cognitive neuroscience, psychology, ingestive behavior and nutrition. We are particularly interested in understanding the neurocognitive basis of human eating behavior: why some people seem to be more or less vulnerable to overeat and gain weight in this environment? Our research includes the development of innovative technologies to quantify and track how people eat. We are also exploring the use of noninvasive neuromodulation (tDCS) to manipulate food-related cognitive processes and its potential application as a treatment in human obesity.