Miss Elena Mainetto


University position

Research Assistant

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Email

em725@cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

I am a Research Assistant working in Professor Fletcher’s lab on different projects aiming to study the psychological and interoceptive contribution to eating. These projects involve measurement of metabolic functioning (e.g., body composition, gut hormones), behaviour (experimental tasks), and brain activity (MRI).

My main research interest is in how eating behaviours are linked to particular brain mechanisms and neurochemical signalling (e.g. dopamine).

Research Focus

Keywords

eating behaviour

Dopamine

Reward system

Clinical conditions

Obesity

Schizophrenia

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2019

    Damiano Terenzi, Elena Mainetto, Mariapaola Barbato, Raffaella Ida Rumiati & Marilena Aiello (2019), “Temporal and Effort cost Decision-making in Healthy Individuals with Subclinical Psychotic Symptoms” Scientific Reports 9, Article number: 2151