Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

by Rachel Herz PhD


View All Available Formats & Editions
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details


“In this factual feast, neuroscientist Rachel Herz probes humanity’s fiendishly complex relationship with food.” —Nature

How is personality correlated with preference for sweet or bitter foods? What genres of music best enhance the taste of red wine? With clear and compelling explanations of the latest research, Rachel Herz explores these questions and more in this lively book. Why You Eat What You Eat untangles the sensory, psychological, and physiological factors behind our eating habits, pointing us to a happier and healthier way of engaging with our meals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393356601
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 550,371
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rachel Herz is a neuroscientist specializing in perception and emotion. She teaches at Brown University and Boston College, and is a professional consultant. The author of The Scent of Desire and That’s Disgusting, she lives in Rhode Island.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Fab Four 5

2 Tasty 36

3 Follow Your Nose 61

4 Food Fight 92

5 Eye Candy 125

6 The Sound And The Feeling 160

7 Mind Over Munchies 185

8 Are You Full Yet? 207

9 Comfort Food 234

10 Buying Indulgences 257

11 Food Is Love 283

Acknowledgments 295

Notes 297

Index 331

Customer Reviews