Tag Archives: Food

July 18

Our Sensitive Stomach: The Enteric Nervous System

     Inside every person’s gut there lies about 500,000,000 neurons. That might seem like an odd place for so many so-called “brain cells;” even odder still, the bowel’s web of nerves can function in the absence of communication to or from the brain. Its potential for independence and substantial cell count have earned the intestinal nerves […]

May 02

Interview with an Oxford Food Psychologist

The surprising ways our brains steer our eating experiences, and how to use them to our advantage According to Dr. Charles Spence, when it comes to experiencing food, taste is the least important factor. But can that really be true? To learn about food psychology – or how our brains process multisensory information about what […]

August 25

To diet or not to diet: what does your brain think?

“It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet.” Margaret Mead [En español] In the US, about 50% of 10-year-olds have been on a diet [1]. Seriously. Tips for dieting and recipes for quickly losing weight saturate the media: from the most straightforward of dieting mantras, “eat less, exercise more,” to […]