William Hedgcock

Jun. 22, 2012

What Your Brain Looks Like When You Lose Self-Control

New pictures show what happens in the brain when you pass up the pie, but later eat the pudding.

brain, neuroscience, control, desire, impulse, fmri, mri, human behavior, dieting

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