Diet and Interoception

The CNP Diet and Interoception Research Category consolidates research exploring the interdependent relationship between dietary intake and interoception. To view each original study on the open internet, click “Original.” To view the CNP summary of the study, click “CNP Summary.” While a small portion of the studies in this research category is available below for free, the full set of studies (and their summaries) are available to CNP members through the CNP Library Membership (available Fall 2021).

Interoception is one of the six elements characterizing the field of Nutritional Psychology. Interoception plays a significant role in developing our understanding of the Diet-Mental Health Relationship (DMHR). Referred to as “the eighth sense,” Interoception is our perception of the internal physiological state of our body. Interoception pertains to the receiving, encoding, and representation of internal bodily signals in the brain, as well as their perception (Ceunen et al., 2016). Interoception encompasses the non-conscious bodily signals we experience, and our conscious perception of them. NP 110: Introduction to Nutritional Psychology Methods includes curriculum in Diet and Interoception.

2017

A four-day Western-style dietary intervention causes reductions in hippocampal-dependent learning and memory and interoceptive sensitivity

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2016

Western diet and the weakening of the interoceptive stimulus control of appetitive behavior

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2018

The neurobiology of interoception in health and disease

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2015

Thirst interoception and its relationship to a Western-style diet

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2015

Individual differences in the interoceptive states of hunger, fullness and thirst

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2016

On the Origin of interoception

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2016

Interoceptive awareness and its relationship to hippocampal dependent processes

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2017

Interoceptive contributions to healthy eating and obesity

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2018

Getting to the heart of the matter: Does aberrant interoceptive processing contribute towards emotional eating?

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2017

Do interoceptive awareness and interoceptive responsiveness mediate the relationship between body appreciation and intuitive eating in young women?

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2014

Attenuated interoceptive sensitivity in overweight and obese individuals

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2017

From the body's viscera to the body's image: Is there a link between interoception and body image concerns?

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2015

Western-style diet impairs stimulus control by food deprivation state cues: Implications for obesogenic environments

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2019

Mindfulness, interoception, and the body: A contemporary perspective

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2017

The hippocampus and the regulation of human food intake

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2019

Consumer reflections on post-ingestive sensations. A qualitative approach by means of focus group interviews

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2020

Post-ingestive sensations driving post-ingestive food pleasure: A cross-cultural consumer study comparing Denmark and China

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2020

Subjective sensations related to food as determinants of snack choice

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2019

Dynamic changes in post-ingestive sensations after consumption of a breakfast meal high in protein or carbohydrate

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2018

Interoception and mental Health: A roadmap

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2015

Individual differences in the interoceptive states of hunger, fullness and thirst

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2018

Evaluation of the intensity and discomfort of perioperative thirst

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2017

Interoception and emotion

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2020

Sex-specific relationships between interoceptive accuracy and emotion regulation

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2016

The outward spiral: A vicious cycle model of obesity and cognitive dysfunction

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2020

Individual differences in Hippocampal volume as a function of BMI and reward sensitivity

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2017

Evidence for a large-scale brain system supporting allostasis and interoception in humans

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2015

Interoceptive dysfunction: toward an integrated framework for understanding somatic and affective disturbance in depression

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2019

Anterior insular cortex plays a critical role in interoceptive attention

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2013

Food related processes in the insular cortex

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2020

The anterior insular cortex unilaterally controls feeding in response to aversive visceral stimuli in mice

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2019

Dynamic causal modeling of insular, striatal, and prefrontal cortex activities during a food-specific go/noGo task

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2020

Relationship between dispositional mindfulness, psychological health, and diet quality among healthy midlife adults

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2017

Getting to the heart of the matter: Does aberrant interoceptive processing contribute towards emotional eating?

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2019

Difficulties in emotion regulation and deficits in interoceptive awareness in moderate and severe obesity

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2020

Interoceptive reliance as a major determinant of emotional eating in adult obesity

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