Skip main navigation

Introduction to the third week

In this article we introduce the content of the third week of the course.

Welcome to the third week of this course.

This week is all about our thoughts and feelings towards food.

The first two steps of this week will cover the relationship between your emotions and your food intake.

In the following steps, the objective is to help you understand how your life experiences and your attitudes influence when, how, what and why you eat… Or don’t eat.

The last step of this week will then show you an exciting tool to measure cognitive processes in relation to food choices that has gained popularity in the scientific community: Eye tracking.

So, stay tuned and find out why your food intake is so much more than the simple ingestion of food.

This article is from the free online

Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education