biohomework2 - the impaired reward system, the research is...

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Name: Courtney Spratley Article: Obesity in women linked to ‘reward circuit,’ study says Source: Austin American- Statesman Date: Friday, October 17, 2008 I. Goal - to determine whether an impaired “reward circuit” in the brain raises a person’s risk of gaining weight II. Model -brain imaging scans of the striatum- the part of the brain that is stimulated when a person eats tasty food III. Design features a. Explicit protocol 2. Relevant- Yes 3. Status- present 4. Quotes- “…used chocolate milkshakes and brain imaging scans to examine the striatum, the part of the brain that is stimulated when a person eats tasty food.” b. Replication 1. Relevant- yes 2. Status- present 3. Quotes- “In two studies, they found that overweight women were more vulnerable to weight gain if they had
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Unformatted text preview: the impaired reward system, the research is based on a study of 76 women ages 14 to 22 c. standards 1. relevant- yes 2. status- present 3. Quotes- . ..overweight women were more vulnerable to weight gain if they had impaired reward system, and the chance of weight gain increases if they also had a variation of a gene that hinders dopamine release. the more you overeat, the more it escalates the reduction of dopamine receptors d. randomization 1. relevant- yes 2. status- ambiguous 3. quotes- The research is based on a study of 76 women between the ages of 14 and 22 e. Blind 1. Relevant- yes 2. Status- absent 3. Quotes- none...
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