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Nov. 28, 2008

Psychology of Food and Eating

It's officially the holiday season, time for turkey, mashed potatoes, and a few more inches on our waistlines. In this segment, we'll take a look at how mood, memories and even smell influence what we put on our plates--and into our mouths.

food, eating, nutrition, psychology

Nov. 25, 2011

Giant Pumpkin, But Forget About Pie

Robert Sabin grew a 1000-pound pumpkin in his Long Island backyard.

pumpkin, grow, farm, agriculture, thanksgiving, holiday, video

Nov. 26, 2010

Holiday Tastes and Smells

A look at the psychology of taste and smell - and why it can make those holiday smells so evocative.

smell, taste, holiday

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

Dec. 10, 2010

Imagined Eating

In new research, people who imagined the details of eating bite after bite of a tempting food before eating consumed significantly less of the delicacy.

food diet eating psychology brain

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