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Cognition and Eating Behaviour

In this video, Prof. Nanette Stroebele-Benschop explores how cognitions, thoughts and attitudes can affect our eating behaviours. Prof. Nanette Stroebele-Benschop uses the example of pretzels in Germany to indicate that …

Emotions and eating behaviour – Part I

How does our emotional states relate to our eating behaviour? In this video step, Prof. Stroebele-Benschop explores the different ways emotions can affect our food intake, drawing from a model …

Emotions and eating behaviour – Part II

In this step, we continue discussing the relationship between emotions and food intake. There are different ways in which the foods we eat can have an effect on our emotions. …

Introduction to the third week

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 …

What comes next: week 3 and beyond

In this week we’ve talked about reward systems and about the concept of food addiction. Some of these themes, especially the ones touched during the previous article, will be discussed …

The quest to measure food addiction

Measuring a concept, or an entity, is crucial to fully understand it. It is not a surprise that scientists have tried to measure food addiction – either in terms of …

Food Addiction: A Clinical Point of View

In this article, we present you an interview with a psychologist and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist, and we discuss with her how the concept of food addiction can be useful in a …

What is a reward?

What is a reward? Do universal rewards exist? We all can name some rewards: food, money, sex, and even drugs. But what is a reward in the eye of a …

Brain response to feeding

What happens when we ingest food? In this video, Julia Jarowslaska describes the events taking place in our body after we take the first bite. From taste receptors in the …

What comes next: week 2 and beyond

During this week we introduced some fundamental notions. For instance, we described some aspects of the brain and of brain metabolism. We also started to analyze why our cognitive processes …

Introduction to the second week

This week we will explore the following topics: Responses to feeding The reward system Food addiction. The first activity focuses on the response to feeding, the reward systems and the …

Introduction to psychology – cognition

What are cognitions? Just as in the past video we introduced emotions, in this one we introduce the concept of cognition and some key notions related to it, and we …