Cognition and Motivation Lab

Research:

Research questions addressed

  • How does obesity impact cognitive function across different age groups, including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults?
  • What role does diet quality and nutritional intake play in preserving cognitive function in individuals with obesity, and how can dietary interventions be tailored to support cognitive health?
  • What are the psychological factors contributing to the relationship between obesity and cognitive function, including issues such as body image dissatisfaction, stigma, and emotional eating?
  • How does socioeconomic status and environmental factors influence both obesity prevalence and cognitive function, and what public health measures can be implemented to address these disparities?
  • How do diet and nutrition impact cognitive function and brain health?
  • What dietary interventions can support cognitive function across the lifespan?
  • How do chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disorders affect cognitive function, and what lifestyle modifications and treatments can mitigate these effects?

Participate in Research:

Our team is involved in conducting two studies investigating how diet and nutrition impact cognitive function and brain health, and to identify what are the psychological factors contributing to the relationship between obesity and cognitive function, including issues such as body image dissatisfaction, stigma, and emotional eating.

Contact us:

To participate in research:

Email: Vishmi.perera@cinec.edu

Research team members

Dr. Vishmi Perera
Email: Vishmi.perera@cinec.edu
Mobile: 0767556068


Ms. Pawani Kuragama
Email: Pawani.kuragama@cinec.edu
Mobile: 0769952148


Ms. Ishari Wijesinghe
Email: Ishari.wijesinghe@cinec.edu
Mobile: 0713026974