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

Author: Gary Lee Wenk
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This book vividly demonstrates how a little knowledge about the foods and drugs we eat can teach us a lot about how our brain functions. Dr. Wenk has skillfully blended the highest scholarly standards with illuminating insights, gentle humor and welcome simplicity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1044866390
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Lee Wenk
ISBN: 9780190932800 0190932805
OCLC Number: 1083522312
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Your Brain on Food; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 Food, Drugs, and You; Chapter 2 Neurobiology of Feeding: Hormones, Overeating, and Aging; Chapter 3 Memories, Magic, and a Major Addiction; Chapter 4 Euphoria, Depression, and Madness; Chapter 5 Your Brain's Anchor to Reality; Chapter 6 Marijuana in the Brain; Chapter 7 Simple Molecules That Turn You On and Off; Chapter 8 Remnants of an Ancient Past; Chapter 9 Sleeping Versus Waking; Chapter 10 Brain Enhancement and Other Magical Beliefs; Suggested Readings; Index
Responsibility: Gary L. Wenk.

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Your Brain on Food provides ample and important food for thought in a delightfully written reader-friendly style. Kernels of history sprinkled throughout the book provide both interest and insight Read more...

 
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