Visualizing Reward Circuitry and CNS Weight Management Pathways via the Oculus Rift™ Virtual Reality Headset

Jan 31, 2017

Big Sky, MT

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The consequences of obesity are broad and severe. Two-thirds (66%) of U.S. adults are considered at least overweight (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2), while one-third of adults are categorized as obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2). We are creating educational tools to enhance student understanding of obesity and the CNS structures and communication involved in weight control.


Reference: Tanner B, Metcalf M, Tanner B. Visualizing Reward Circuitry and CNS Weight Management Pathways via the Oculus Rift™ Virtual Reality Headset. Poster presented at the 2017 Winter Conference on Brain Research Meeting January 31, 2017, Big Sky, MT.

More info on the authors: Brad TannerMary Metcalf