Do individual food preferences affect oscillatory brain activity?

Takeaway

  • Food preferences may impact oscillatory brain activity during the anticipatory stage of swallowing, as shown by visual stimuli of favorite foods significantly modifying event‐related desynchronization (ERDs) in the beta band compared to disliked food stimuli.

Why this matters

  • These novel findings could facilitate the development of new swallowing rehabilitation techniques for patients with dysphagia by applying food preferences to modulate oscillatory brain activity.