Dr. Esther Aarts
RADBOUD UNIVERSITY - Associate Principal Investigator  

Dr. Esther Aarts is an associate Principal Investigator at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The research of her Food & Cognition group focuses on neural mechanisms of eating behaviour and how these food choices impact brain functioning, using neuroimaging. The research is done with personal grants (e.g., AXA, NWO-Veni, ERC-starting) and in public-private collaborations.

Esther Aarts is also coordinator of the Food & Cognition research programme, a public-private innovation hub for a better understanding of Eating Behaviour and Targeted Nutrition for (prevention of) brain disorders, which is a collaboration of Radboud campus with the WUR and UT. She is the project leader of the NWO-crossover project MOCIA, a personalised prevention approach for maintaining optimal cognitive function in ageing.