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Table 2 Subjective levels of appetitive motive

From: Visual food stimulus changes resting oscillatory brain activities related to appetitive motive

  Eye-closed session (before stimulation) Visual stimulation session Eye-closed session (after stimulation)
Food-picture experiment 34 ± 25 79 ± 17* 62 ± 26†,‡
Control experiment 37 ± 25 33 ± 28 32 ± 23
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD (n = 15)
  2. Participants were asked to rate their appetitive motive by using a visual analogue scale, ranging from none (0 mm) to maximum (100 mm)
  3. Two-way analyses of variance followed by paired t test with Bonferroni correction were performed. Main effect of experiment, P < 0.001; main effect of session, P < 0.001; experiment × session interaction effect, P < 0.001
  4. P < 0.001 [visual stimulation session vs. eye-closed session (before stimulation)]
  5.  P = 0.007 [visual stimulation session vs. eye-closed session (after stimulation)]
  6.  P = 0.001 [eye-closed session (before stimulation) vs. eye-closed session (after stimulation)]
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