Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 December 2014

248 Pages | 30

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199393275

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Your Brain on Food

How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Second Edition

Professor Gary L. Wenk

  • Introduces each of the main neurotransmitters involved with behavior
  • Tells us how neurotransmitters are turned on and off
  • Explains the many ways what we consume influences neurotransmitters, and so our behavior and moods

New to this Edition:

  • Updated second edition greatly expands discussions on the effects of specific foods on the brain
  • Clarifies the role of biorhythms in how food affects the brain and behavior
  • Investigates why our brain makes us crave fat, salt, and sugar

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