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“Fighting Our Own Biology:” Evolutionary Eating Habits

Will describes a recent project exploring the relationship between binge eating and increased food palatability. As he explains, though we’ve evolved in many ways since tens of thousands of years ago when food was not as plentiful, our brains still operate in the same way with regard to high-energy foods.

Comparing Candy and Cocaine

Matthew J. Will
Assistant Professor, Psychology
UM Columbia

By Brittany Barr