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Time is overestimated in obesity: a cohort study


Vicario, CM and Caruso, V and Craparo, G and Felmingham, K, Time is overestimated in obesity: a cohort study, Journal of Health Psychology pp. 1-15. ISSN 1359-1053 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1359105319842937


Food addiction and high impulsivity are common traits in obesity. In accordance with the evidence that time is overestimated in patients with a history of impulsivity and/or drug addiction, we tested the hypothesis that duration is overestimated in obesity. A total of 92 obese participants and 182 healthy controls completed a timing task of visual stimuli. In line with our prediction, obese participants overestimated the duration of the displayed visual stimuli than controls. Our result has potential clinical implications in the field of obesity, as it suggests a potential contribution of this cognitive dysfunction in the emergence and maintenance of obesity-related behaviour.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:motivation, obesity, time overestimation, time processing, unhealthy lifestyle
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Biological psychology
Research Field:Behavioural neuroscience
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Vicario, CM (Dr Carmelo Vicario)
UTAS Author:Caruso, V (Dr Vanni Caruso)
ID Code:134027
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-07-22
Last Modified:2020-08-07

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