The Science Behind What — And How Much — We Eat

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Why You Eat What You Eat, by Rachel Herz. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Why You Eat What You Eat, by Rachel Herz. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Our relationship with our food is complicated. How close we sit in relation to an all you can eat buffet can influence how much food we put on our plates. The defeat of your home sports team can affect how much you eat the next day. Plus, the speed of our metabolisms can be altered by something as simple as a "low-fat" label on a milkshake.

Rachel Herz will be speaking about her book on April 12 at An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café in Plainville.


Rachel Herz, neuroscientist who specializes in perception and emotion. She teaches at Brown University and Boston College. Her latest book is "Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship With Food." She tweets @rachel_herz.

This segment aired on April 12, 2018.


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