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dr. P.A.M. (Paul) Smeets Associate Professor

  • Image Sciences Institute

P.A.M. Smeets

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Biography

Paul Smeets is associate professor at the UMC Utrecht and has a background in Behavioral Biology. His PhD work, at the Image Sciences Institute (ISI), aimed at finding biomarkers of satiety in the human brain, using functional MRI. Currently, he works at ISI / UMC Utrecht and at the Division of Human Nutrition of Wageningen University. The central theme in his research is the decision to eat, which is taken in the brain on the basis of multiple neural as well as hormonal signals. Research topics include the neural correlates of taste, satiety and (un)healthy food choice, gut-brain interactions, effects of personality characteristics on food-induced brain responses and functional neuroimaging in anorexia nervosa.

Research line

Nutritional and Translational Neuroscience

Most recent key publications

1: Charbonnier L, van Meer F, Johnstone AM, Crabtree D, Buosi W, Manios Y, Androutsos O, Giannopoulou A, Viergever MA, Smeets PAM; Full4Health consortium. Effects of hunger state on the brain responses to food cues across the life span. Neuroimage. 2018 May 1;171:246-255. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.01.012.

2: van Meer F, van der Laan LN, Viergever MA, Adan RAH, Smeets PAM; I.Family Consortium. Considering healthiness promotes healthier choices but modulates medial prefrontal cortex differently in children compared with adults. Neuroimage. 2017 Oct 1;159:325-333. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.08.007.

3: van Meer F, van der Laan LN, Charbonnier L, Viergever MA, Adan RA, Smeets PA; I.Family Consortium. Developmental differences in the brain response to unhealthy food cues: an fMRI study of children and adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Dec;104(6):1515-1522.

4: Camps G, Mars M, de Graaf C, Smeets PA. Empty calories and phantom fullness: a randomized trial studying the relative effects of energy density and viscosity on gastric emptying determined by MRI and satiety. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Jul;104(1):73-80. doi:10.3945/ajcn.115.129064.

5: Sanders N, Smeets PA, van Elburg AA, Danner UN, van Meer F, Hoek HW, Adan RA. Altered food-cue processing in chronically ill and recovered women with anorexia nervosa. Front Behav Neurosci. 2015 Feb 27;9:46. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00046. eCollection 2015.

6: van Meer F, van der Laan LN, Adan RA, Viergever MA, Smeets PA. What you see is what you eat: an ALE meta-analysis of the neural correlates of food viewing in children and adolescents. Neuroimage. 2015 Jan 1;104:35-43. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.09.069.

Research Output (77)

Exploring in vitro gastric digestion of whey protein by time-domain nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging

Deng Ruoxuan, Janssen Anja E.M., Vergeldt Frank J., Van As Henk, de Graaf Cees, Mars Monica, Smeets Paul A.M. 1 feb 2020, In: Food Hydrocolloids. 99 9 p.

Grab to eat! Eating motivation dynamics measured by effort exertion depend on hunger state

Pirc Matjaž, Čad E. M., Jager G., Smeets Paul A.M. 1 dec 2019, In: Food Quality and Preference. 78

Development and body mass inversely affect children's brain activation in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex during food choice

van Meer Floor, van der Laan Laura N, Eiben Gabriele, Lissner Lauren, Wolters Maike, Rach Stefan, Herrmann Manfred, Erhard Peter, Molnar Denes, Orsi Gergely, Viergever Max A, Adan Roger A H, Smeets Paul A M, 1 nov 2019, In: NeuroImage. 201

Unaware of the amount consumed:Systematic error in estimating food- and drink intake

Lasschuijt Marlou P, Camps Guido, Koopman Ylva, Smeets Paul A M 1 okt 2019, In: Physiology & Behavior. 209

Colouring perception:Package colour cues affect neural responses to sweet dairy drinks in reward and inhibition related regions

Tijssen Irene O J M, Smeets Paul A M, Goedegebure Robert P G, Zandstra Elizabeth H, de Graaf Cees, Jager Gerry 18 jul 2019, In: Appetite. 142

Good practice in food-related neuroimaging

Smeets Paul A M, Dagher Alain, Hare Todd A, Kullmann Stephanie, van der Laan Laura N, Poldrack Russell A, Preissl Hubert, Small Dana, Stice Eric, Veldhuizen Maria G 1 mrt 2019, In: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 109 , p. 491-503 13 p.

Health body priming and food choice:An eye tracking study

Manippa Valerio, van der Laan Laura N., Brancucci Alfredo, Smeets Paul A.M. 1 mrt 2019, In: Food Quality and Preference. 72 , p. 116-125 10 p.

Brain responses to anticipation and consumption of beer with and without alcohol

Smeets Paul A M, de Graaf Cees jan 2019, In: Chemical Senses. 44 , p. 51-60 10 p.

Altered neural responsivity to food cues in relation to food preferences, but not appetite-related hormone concentrations after RYGB-surgery

Zoon Harriët F A, de Bruijn Suzanne E M, Smeets Paul A M, de Graaf Cees, Janssen Ignace M C, Schijns Wendy, Aarts Edo O, Jager Gerry, Boesveldt Sanne nov 2018, In: Behavioural Brain Research. 353 , p. 194-202

Altered neural inhibition responses to food cues after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Zoon H. F.A., de Bruijn S. E.M., Jager G., Smeets P. A.M., de Graaf C., Janssen I. M.C., Schijns W., Deden L., Boesveldt S. 1 sep 2018, In: Biological Psychology. 137 , p. 34-41 8 p.

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