For anyone trying to eat well, the grocery store is a source of endless frustration. Yes, we know where the apples and the kale are kept - right in the front of the store. But, somehow - don't ask us how! - we always find ourselves making a big, fat beeline for the chocolate aisle. Then, the potato chip aisle. And, then the ice cream aisle.
To be fair, it's not all our fault. The all-powerful junk food industry is masterful at getting us hooked on their sugar-laced gutbombs at an early age, manipulating us into craving things we wish we didn't. But, what if there were a way to trick our brains into preferring the healthier choice?
A new study published over the weekend in the journal Nature Neuroscience claims to shed light on just how easy it is to brainwash humans to eat Snickers over squash - and, potentially, vice versa. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin polled 200 undergrads on their preferred munchies using a mock auction, askingRead More »from New Study Shows You Can Be Brainwashed into Liking Certain Foods