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How availability of food affects attentional control in restrained eaters: Eye movements in a pictorial-adapted antisaccade task

Hotham, Sarah, Sharma, Dinkar (2014) How availability of food affects attentional control in restrained eaters: Eye movements in a pictorial-adapted antisaccade task. In: Experimental Psychological Society, 15-17 April 2014, University of Kent. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:43441)

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Abstract

How the availability of food affects top-down attentional control in restrained eaters: Eye movements in a pictorial-adapted antisaccade task.

Method: In the first experiment participants (N = 72) completed a pictorial-adapted antisaccade task (high-fat food vs. neutral images) to assess top-down attentional control. In the second participants (N = 70), prior to completing the antisaccade task, were asked to choose six unhealthy snacks to consume once the experiment was completed (i.e., actionable food). Participants completed the DEBQ to assess levels of eating restraint.

Conclusions: When actionable food is not present, top-down attention in restrained eaters is unaffected by food cues. However when actionable food cues are present, top-down attentional control in restrained eaters is diminished.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > TX357 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Sarah Hotham
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 13:06 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43441 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hotham, Sarah: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5525-3254
Sharma, Dinkar: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0082-1285
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