by Alejandra "Alex" Ruani — Get free science updates here.
Not so hungry, but you’re still having that biscuit?
Why do you find it so hard to stop until the entire pack is empty, crumbs included?
There are many ways to answer these questions – and they all relate to neuroscience.
Let’s start by understanding your brain on sugar in this week’s Science Report:
Grab “Why Is Sugar So Hard To Resist? – Part 1″ below:
Conveniently download this 23-page science report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.
Topics covered in this report:
- Can’t stop until the pack is empty
- Carbohydrate chemistry 101
- Sugar = short carbohydrate chains
- Room for thought, not fuel
- Too crowded to fit anything else
- A table cloth folded in your head
- No room for energy storage
- Evolution made “fuel” tasty
- Searching for gold
- The brain’s reward systems
- Stimulating pleasure centres
- The anatomy of reward
- And now a bit of sugar
- Is sugar a… drug?
- Addiction and the way to solutions
- Your key takeaways
- Learn more
- References and resources
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