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Your Brain on Food

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Science, Biology
Unabridged   7 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/18/2019

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Your Brain on Food

How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings 3rd Edition

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684570508
Digital Download ISBN:9781684570515

Summary

An internationally renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Wenk has been educating college and medical students about the brain and lecturing around the world for more than forty years. With this essential book, he vividly demonstrates how a little knowledge about the foods and drugs we eat can teach us a lot about how our brain functions.

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An internationally renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Wenk has been educating college and medical students about the brain and lecturing around the world for more than forty years. With this essential book, he vividly demonstrates how a little knowledge about the foods and drugs we eat can teach us a lot about how our brain functions. The information is presented in an irreverent and non-judgmental manner, making it highly accessible to high school teenagers, inquisitive college students, and worried parents. Dr. Wenk has skillfully blended the highest scholarly standards with illuminating insights, gentle humor, and welcome simplicity. The intersection between brain science, drugs, food, and our cultural and religious traditions is plainly illustrated in an entirely new light. Wenk tackles fundamental questions, including:

● Why do you wake up tired from a good long sleep and why does your sleepy brain crave coffee and donuts?

● How can understanding a voodoo curse explain why it is so hard to stop smoking?

● Why is a vegetarian or gluten-free diet not always the healthier option for the brain?

● How can liposuction improve brain function?

Reviews/Praise

"An absolutely fascinating read peppered with gems of surprising information on how certain foods, plants, nicotine and drugs (legal and illegal) alter the very essence of your brain cells' functioning and thus your behavior and mood. Don't deprive yourself of the pleasure of reading it." —Jean Carper, author of Your Miracle Brain and 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss

Author Bio

Gary L. Wenk is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State University. He is an internationally recognized research investigator of age-related brain disorders, an award-winning educator, and the author of more than 300 research articles and chapters.