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Lecture 5 - Biology, Nutrition and Health III: The Psychology of Taste and Addiction

Lecture 5 - Biology, Nutrition and Health III: The Psychology of Taste and Addiction

This video was recorded at YALE PSYC 123 The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food with Professor Kelly D. Brownell. This lecture addresses the complicated relationship between biology and eating. Professor Brownell explores the physiology of taste and eating. Many parts of the body are affected when people eat food, and many biological factors affect what people choose to eat, how much they eat, and the way they regulate their body weight. The experimental methods used to assess how body weight is affected by genes are also reviewed. Reading assignment: Beckman, Mary. "A Matter of Taste: Are You a Supertaster?" Smithsonian (August 2004), pp. 24-26 Ashley N. Gearhardt, William R. Corbin, and Kelly D. Brownell. "Food and Addiction. Evidence from Emerging Science." Journal of Addiction... Show More

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