Hi, my name is _______ and I’m addicted to food

If the symptoms in this post sound familiar, you may be experiencing food addiction. Food addiction might be one reason “you can’t eat just one” Lay’s potato chip, and importantly, may be contributing to the Western World’s obesity epidemic. Continue reading Hi, my name is _______ and I’m addicted to food

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Synesthesia and the brain: yup, that tasted purple!

In everyday language, a sound can be “sweet”, and a taste can be “light”. For some people, this association across different senses is exceptionally more vivid and real– the stimulation of one sense causes unusual experiences in other senses. What is going on within the brains of synesthetes to cause this swap? Continue reading Synesthesia and the brain: yup, that tasted purple!