Gary Wenk: Your Brain on Food

Gary Wenk, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, Ohio State University and Medical Center; Author, Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings
Lisa Krieger, Science/Medicine Reporter, San Jose Mercury News - Moderator

What is it about fat, sugar and salt that makes them so irresistible? Do so-called nutritional supplements help us live longer and healthier, or are they just another risky fad? What happens in our brains when we take a sip of coffee or a drag on a cigarette? We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” Now we find out how true it really is. Drawing on the latest scientific research, Dr. Wenk investigates the effects of specific foods on our bodies and brains, illuminating why everything we consume affects the way we think, feel and act.