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Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food
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Rachel Hertz
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Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

Rachel Hertz



Food & society;
Neurology & clinical neurophysiology;
Mathematics & Sciences;


368 pages

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An exploration into the psychology of eating in today's unprecedented North American pantry of abundance, access, and excess.

Why You Eat What You Eat examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Rachel Herz uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that affect food consumption: bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats; our beliefs about food affect the number of calories we burn; TV alters how much we eat; and what we see and hear changes how food tastes. Herz reveals useful techniques for managing cravings, such as resisting repeated trips to the buffet table, and how aromas can be used to curb overeating. Why You Eat What You Eat mixes the social with the scientific to uncover how psychology, neurology, and physiology shape our relationship with food and how food alters the relationships we have with ourselves and with one another. 10 illustrations

By:   Rachel Hertz
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   470g
ISBN:   9780393243314
ISBN 10:   0393243311
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   December 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rachel Herz PhD is a psychologist specializing in smell and emotion. She teaches at Brown University and Boston College, is a professional consultant, and serves as an expert witness in court cases. The author of The Scent of Desire and That's Disgusting, she lives in Rhode Island.

... fascinating new book... -- The Daily Mail In this factual feast, neuroscientist Rachel Herz probes humanity's fiendishly complex relationship with food from the inside out. -- Nature

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