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Time is overestimated in obesity: a cohort study

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posted on 2023-05-20, 05:44 authored by Vicario, CM, Vanni CarusoVanni Caruso, Craparo, G, Felmingham, K
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.


Publication title

Journal of Health Psychology






School of Psychological Sciences


Sage Publications Ltd

Place of publication

6 Bonhill Street, London, England, Ec2A 4Pu

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Socio-economic Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the health sciences; Expanding knowledge in psychology

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