Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Your Brain on Food – How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Gary Wenk


This book demonstrates how everything we put into our bodies effects certain neurotransmitters concerned with behavior and as a result has very direct consequences for how we think, feel, and act. The chapters introduce each of the main neurotransmitters involved with behavior, discuss its role in the brain, present some background on how it is generally turned on and off, and explain ways to influence it through what we consume. The book answers many questions, including: Why is eating chocolate so pleasurable? Can the function of just one small group of chemicals really determine whether you ... More

Keywords: memory, anxiety, depression, psychosis, acetylcholine, belladonna, attention, mythology, voodoo, sugar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195388541
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Wenk, author
Ohio State University