Do disinhibited eaters pay increased attention to food cues?
The Three Factors Eating Questionnaire's measure of disinhibited eating is a robust predictor of long-term weight gain. This experiment explored if disinhibited eaters display attentional bias to food cues. Participants (N = 45) completed a visual dot probe task which measured responses to food (energy dense and low energy foods) and neutral cues. Picture pairs were displayed either for a 100 ms or 2000 ms duration. All participants displayed attentional bias for energy dense food items. Indices of attentional bias were largest in disinhibited eaters. Attentional bias in disinhibited eaters appeared to be underpinned by facilitated attention.
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CitationSeage, C.H. and Lee, M. (2017) 'Do disinhibited eaters pay increased attention to food cues?', Appetite, 108, pp.151-155
Cardiff Met Affiliation
- Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
Cardiff Met AuthorsHeidi Seage
Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group
- Applied Psychology and Behaviour Change
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