Thursday, October 16, 2008

Does your brain need a hit of happy?

Apparently I'm not fat, I'm just dopamine receptorally challenged.

"Don't get your brain used to it," he said of non-nutritious food. "I would not buy Ho Hos for lunch every day because the more you eat, the more you crave.--Dr. Eric Stice"

(For the record, I thought the study was interesting, but when I got to that last quote I just had to ask, "He had to conduct a study to figure that out? Really?")


Geo said...

My mother craved Twinkies while I was in utero, so I guess I never even stood a chance.

La Yen said...

I thought it said "Dopamine Rectally Challenged." That makes it a MUCH different story.

Kalli Ko said...

that's my new excuse (taking over from "I just had a baby")

now it's "my dopamine receptors aren't functioning correctly"

ps it has taken me 3 tries to get my own password correct

sue-donym said...

I'm just glad I wasn't part of the group that tasted "the comparison liquid that just mimicked saliva." Because I know my dopamine levels would be waaaay down from that.

wendy said...

I laughed at the descriptor: "very elegant work." There's nothing elegant about laying in an MRI machine having saliva-flavored liquid squirt in one's mouth. And I even LIKE having an MRI.

The concept is interesting to me. I think I enjoy my foods quite a bit, so I don't suspect I have a dopamine issue.

dalene said...

Do people really eat Ho Ho's for lunch? Because that's making my heaping tablespoon of peanut butter look bad.

b. said...

Well....not hohos, but I did eat a giant hospital cafeteria cookie yesterday for lunch.

Definitely the dope.