Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds Do you know how foods affect our body and mind, and how our emotion and thought affect the way we eat? In Food for Thought, we will touch about psychological topics, such as emotional eating, and biological ones, such as the relationship between our brain and the microbiome. In the course, you will find videos, articles, and quizzes that will help you understand the relationship between areas that could seem unconnected. So, how does the food affect our mind, brain, and body? Join us, and we will discover it together.
Weekly study4 hours
Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain
Find out how your diet affects your brain, and your brain affects your diet
Please note this course runs without facilitation. A Spanish version of the course can be found here.
Over the last few years, the importance of the link between gut and brain has become clear. On this course you’ll explore this complex relationship.
You’ll learn how the brain works, and is affected by diet and nutritional deficiencies. You’ll also discover less known, cutting-edge subjects such as the gut-brain axis, the microbiome, and the relationship between food and reproductive health.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain the role of our diet on brain function
- Reflect on the role of psychological and neurobiological factors in our food choices
- Reflect on the possible causes (biological, social, psychological) of unhealthy and pathological eating behaviours
- Describe the connection between the brain and our digestive system (gut)
- Discuss the topics of the course and their relationship with daily life
Who is the course for?
This course is open to everyone, but may be of particular interest to psychologists or people working in health and well-being. No previous experience is required, though a background knowledge of biology or psychology may help.
The Educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion – supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way. Don’t forget to comment, reply to other learners and ‘like’ comments.
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