Nutrition and Decision Neuroscience Laboratory (NDNL)

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Stefan Schulreich

Our research group investigates the intricate interplay between nutrition and cognition, placing a particular emphasis on the biopsychological and neurocomputational processes that underlie this relationship. Our approach to understanding the link between nutrition and cognition is two-fold: we explore how decisions related to nutrition are made in the brain and investigate avenues for altering these decisions. Simultaneously, we analyze how our dietary choices impact the brain, influencing cognition, emotion, and behavior.


Employing a multidisciplinary approach, our investigations draw upon methodologies from psychology, behavioral economics, neuroscience, and nutritional sciences. These include experimental paradigms, neuroimaging techniques, biochemical/endocrinological measurements, and computational models. By unraveling the mechanisms governing the interaction between nutrition and cognition, our research aims to contribute to the promotion of healthier and more sustainable dietary decisions.