Thursday, July 5, 2018

Hungry, hungry hippocampus (podcast from NPR's Hidden Brain)

I sometimes listen to NPR on the way into work. I'm always happy when that coincides with a Shankar Vedantam piece. He's a sociologist who provides commentary on many news stories. In addition he hosts a weekly podcast called Hidden Brain, which it aims to " research from psychology and neurobiology with findings from economics, anthropology, and sociology, among other fields. The goal of Hidden Brain isn't merely to entertain, but to give you insights to apply at work, at home and throughout your life."

This episode looks at the "culture and psychology of what we eat, what we spit out, and when we come back for more". It's not just our bodies that are hungry, it is our brains, too. 

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