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Sunday, December 13, 2015

food Research;Plant compound found in spices, herbs increases brain connections ♦ New insights into link between taste and behavior ♦ Looking for the best antioxidant fruit?

Looking for the best antioxidant fruit? Search no further than black raspberries The science behind superfood stories: Antioxidant properties of raspberry and blackberry fruits grown in Central Europe.
New insights into link between taste and behavior Evolutionary conserved brainstem circuits are the first relay for gustatory information in the vertebrate brain. While the brainstem circuits act as our life support system and they mediate vital taste related behaviors, the principles of gustatory computations in these circuits are poorly understood. Researchers have studied how the evolutionary conserved brainstem circuits of zebrafish encode gustatory information
Eating disorder prevention program reduces brain reward region response to supermodels At baseline, when young women at risk for eating disorders viewed images of supermodels while undergoing fMRI, a reward valuation region of their brains was activated. After the intervention, this reward valuation was more activated by exposure to images of healthy, normal weight women than by exposure to thin models. Participants in the control condition did not show this change.
Plant compound found in spices, herbs increases brain connections Apigenin, a substance found in parsley, thyme, chamomile and red pepper, improves neuron formation and strengthens the connections between brain cells, new lab research demonstrates

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