Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsHow does the food we eat affect our body and our brain, beyond the obvious consequences on our weight? How do our emotions and our thoughts influence our food intake? I am Alessandro Cicerale, research fellow at the University of Torino, and on behalf of the whole team I welcome you to Food For Thought. In this first week, we’ll introduce some crucial notions about our brain and minds, that will allow you to enjoy the rest of the course without external resources or prerequisites. We will discuss, for instance, some aspect of brain metabolism, the blood brain barriers, the definitions of emotion and cognition.
Skip to 0 minutes and 48 secondsIn each week you’ll find different kind of steps, such as videos, quizzes and articles, that will help you learn the two-way relationship between our body and the food we eat. This moocs deals with topics that are central in our daily life, so we encourage you to share your toughts and experiences with your fellow students and with us in the weekly discussion topics. By the end of this course, you will know new and fascinating facts about the relationship between food and body. We hope that your interest will be sparked, and that you’ll continue your exploration of the topics of the mooc. So, let’s get started! And welcome again.