Samantha J Brooks

Summary

Affiliation: Uppsala University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. pmc BDNF polymorphisms are linked to poorer working memory performance, reduced cerebellar and hippocampal volumes and differences in prefrontal cortex in a Swedish elderly population
    Samantha J Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 9:e82707. 2014
  2. pmc Increased prefrontal and parahippocampal activation with reduced dorsolateral prefrontal and insular cortex activation to food images in obesity: a meta-analysis of fMRI studies
    Samantha J Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e60393. 2013
  3. pmc A debate on current eating disorder diagnoses in light of neurobiological findings: is it time for a spectrum model?
    Samantha Jane Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Uppsala, Box 593, Uppsala, Sweden
    BMC Psychiatry 12:76. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Subliminal food images compromise superior working memory performance in women with restricting anorexia nervosa
    Samantha J Brooks
    Eating Disorders Unit Institute of Psychiatry, KCL, DeCrespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Conscious Cogn 21:751-63. 2012
  5. pmc Thinking about eating food activates visual cortex with reduced bilateral cerebellar activation in females with anorexia nervosa: an fMRI study
    Samantha J Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e34000. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Exposure to subliminal arousing stimuli induces robust activation in the amygdala, hippocampus, anterior cingulate, insular cortex and primary visual cortex: a systematic meta-analysis of fMRI studies
    S J Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, 75124 Uppsala, Sweden
    Neuroimage 59:2962-73. 2012
  7. pmc Restraint of appetite and reduced regional brain volumes in anorexia nervosa: a voxel-based morphometric study
    Samantha J Brooks
    Section of Eating Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, SE5 8AF UK
    BMC Psychiatry 11:179. 2011
  8. pmc Differential neural responses to food images in women with bulimia versus anorexia nervosa
    Samantha J Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e22259. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Association between physical activity and brain health in older adults
    Christian Benedict
    Uppsala University, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala, Sweden
    Neurobiol Aging 34:83-90. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Functional neuroanatomy of body checking in people with anorexia nervosa
    Masashi Suda
    Department of Academic Psychiatry, Section of Eating Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Eat Disord 46:653-62. 2013

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. pmc BDNF polymorphisms are linked to poorer working memory performance, reduced cerebellar and hippocampal volumes and differences in prefrontal cortex in a Swedish elderly population
    Samantha J Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 9:e82707. 2014
    ..Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) links learning, memory and cognitive decline in elderly, but evidence linking BDNF allele variation, cognition and brain structural differences is lacking...
  2. pmc Increased prefrontal and parahippocampal activation with reduced dorsolateral prefrontal and insular cortex activation to food images in obesity: a meta-analysis of fMRI studies
    Samantha J Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e60393. 2013
    ..Here, we conduct a meta-analysis of neuroimaging data, examining the most common functional differences between normal-weight and obese participants in response to food stimuli...
  3. pmc A debate on current eating disorder diagnoses in light of neurobiological findings: is it time for a spectrum model?
    Samantha Jane Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Uppsala, Box 593, Uppsala, Sweden
    BMC Psychiatry 12:76. 2012
    ..However, future diagnoses for eating disorders will rely on current advances in the fields of neuroimaging and genetics for classification of symptoms that will ultimately improve treatment...
  4. doi request reprint Subliminal food images compromise superior working memory performance in women with restricting anorexia nervosa
    Samantha J Brooks
    Eating Disorders Unit Institute of Psychiatry, KCL, DeCrespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Conscious Cogn 21:751-63. 2012
    ..This interaction mechanism may underlie cognitive inhibition of appetitive processes that are anxiety inducing, in people with AN...
  5. pmc Thinking about eating food activates visual cortex with reduced bilateral cerebellar activation in females with anorexia nervosa: an fMRI study
    Samantha J Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e34000. 2012
    ..However, differential effects on the brain when thinking about eating food between healthy women and those with AN is unknown...
  6. doi request reprint Exposure to subliminal arousing stimuli induces robust activation in the amygdala, hippocampus, anterior cingulate, insular cortex and primary visual cortex: a systematic meta-analysis of fMRI studies
    S J Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, 75124 Uppsala, Sweden
    Neuroimage 59:2962-73. 2012
    ..These data could provide candidate brain regions for the study of psychiatric disorders associated with aberrant automatic emotional processing...
  7. pmc Restraint of appetite and reduced regional brain volumes in anorexia nervosa: a voxel-based morphometric study
    Samantha J Brooks
    Section of Eating Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, SE5 8AF UK
    BMC Psychiatry 11:179. 2011
    ..This study aimed to provide preliminary extensions of this data by examining how different levels of appetitive restraint impact on brain volume...
  8. pmc Differential neural responses to food images in women with bulimia versus anorexia nervosa
    Samantha J Brooks
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e22259. 2011
    ..However, despite clinical differences in their responses to food, differential neural activation to thinking about eating food, between women with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) is not known...
  9. doi request reprint Association between physical activity and brain health in older adults
    Christian Benedict
    Uppsala University, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala, Sweden
    Neurobiol Aging 34:83-90. 2013
    ..These present cross-sectional results indicate that PA is a lifestyle factor that is linked to brain structure and function in late life...
  10. doi request reprint Functional neuroanatomy of body checking in people with anorexia nervosa
    Masashi Suda
    Department of Academic Psychiatry, Section of Eating Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Eat Disord 46:653-62. 2013
    ..This functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging study examined the neuroanatomy involved in altered perception and identification with body checking in female with anorexia nervosa (AN)...
  11. doi request reprint Mediterranean diet habits in older individuals: associations with cognitive functioning and brain volumes
    Olga E Titova
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Sweden Electronic address
    Exp Gerontol 48:1443-8. 2013
    ..Further, they suggest that the MeDi score is a construct that may mask possible associations of single MeDi features with brain health domains in elderly populations. ..
  12. pmc Dietary intake of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids is linked to gray matter volume and cognitive function in elderly
    Olga E Titova
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Age (Dordr) 35:1495-505. 2013
    ..These cross-sectional findings suggest that dietary intake of EPA and DHA may be linked to improved cognitive health in late life but must be confirmed in patient studies...
  13. doi request reprint Acute sleep deprivation enhances the brain's response to hedonic food stimuli: an fMRI study
    Christian Benedict
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Box 593, SE 751 24 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E443-7. 2012
    ..Sleep deprivation is associated with an increase in food consumption and appetite. However, the brain regions that are most susceptible to sleep deprivation-induced changes when processing food stimuli are unknown...
  14. pmc Provocation of symmetry/ordering symptoms in Anorexia nervosa: a functional neuroimaging study
    Masashi Suda
    Section of Eating Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e97998. 2014
    ..Furthermore, our data also suggest that symptom provocation can progressively overload attempts by the rPFC to exert cognitive control. These findings are discussed in the context of the current neurobiological models of AN. ..
  15. doi request reprint Intracranial volume estimated with commonly used methods could introduce bias in studies including brain volume measurements
    Richard Nordenskjöld
    Department of Radiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden Electronic address
    Neuroimage 83:355-60. 2013
    ..These results show that the choice of method used for ICV estimation can bias results in studies including brain volume measurements. ..
  16. pmc Anorexia nervosa is linked to reduced brain structure in reward and somatosensory regions: a meta-analysis of VBM studies
    Olga E Titova
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Box 593, Husargatan 3, Uppsala, Sweden
    BMC Psychiatry 13:110. 2013
    ..Structural imaging studies demonstrate brain tissue abnormalities in eating disorders, yet a quantitative analysis has not been done...
  17. pmc Brain insulin signaling and Alzheimer's disease: current evidence and future directions
    Helgi B Schioth
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Box 593, Husargatan 3, Uppsala, Sweden
    Mol Neurobiol 46:4-10. 2012
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  18. pmc Increasing cognitive load reduces interference from masked appetitive and aversive but not neutral stimuli
    Rudolf Uher
    King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e94417. 2014
    ..e., some degree of self-regulation occurs at a non-conscious level. ..
  19. doi request reprint The influence of active and passive smoking during pregnancy on umbilical cord blood levels of vitamins A and E and neonatal anthropometric indices
    Olga E Titova
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Box 593, 75124 Uppsala, Sweden
    Br J Nutr 108:1341-5. 2012
    ..However, due to the cross-sectional nature of our observation, this line of reasoning definitely requires validation in cause-effect experiments in the future...
  20. doi request reprint Diurnal rhythm of circulating nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt/visfatin/PBEF): impact of sleep loss and relation to glucose metabolism
    Christian Benedict
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Box 593, SE 751 24 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E218-22. 2012
    ..However, it is unknown whether circulating Nampt concentrations, which are elevated in type 2 diabetes and obesity, display a diurnal rhythm in humans...
  21. pmc Childhood adversity is linked to differential brain volumes in adolescents with alcohol use disorder: a voxel-based morphometry study
    Samantha J Brooks
    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
    Metab Brain Dis 29:311-21. 2014
    ..In particular, early life adversity may influence the developing adolescent brain in specific brain regions, such as the hippocampus. ..
  22. pmc Impaired insulin sensitivity as indexed by the HOMA score is associated with deficits in verbal fluency and temporal lobe gray matter volume in the elderly
    Christian Benedict
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Diabetes Care 35:488-94. 2012
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  23. ncbi request reprint Insulin to treat Alzheimer's disease: just follow your nose?
    Helgi B Schioth
    Uppsala University, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala, Sweden
    Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol 5:17-20. 2012
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