Conference on the role of executive functions in addiction and obesity
Dr. Leon Kenemans, professor and head of the experimental psychology department at Utrecht University (The Netherlands), provided an elaborate keynote lecture on inhibition in action and perception. Subsequently several experts from Eötvös Loránd University provided presentations in the context of the theme: Dr. Alexander Logemann discussed executive control in relation to obesity and addiction, Dr. Renáta Cserjési discussed automatic and controlled processes in obesity, Dr. Gyöngyi Kökönyei addressed rumination and reward processing and its implications for addiction research, and lastly, Zsófia Logemann-Molnár, MSc. presented and discussed mindfulness-based applications to modulate executive functions.
The conference provided an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with the various, but connecting, lines of novel research within the context of the theme. In addition, it provided a good networking opportunity for researchers from Eötvös Loránd University and the research group of Dr. Kenemans