From Brain to Plate: Psychology Of Holiday Meals

Why is it so important to have turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving? Psychologists discuss how mood, memory and sense of smell can influence what ends up on the dinner table. Find out why aromas trigger vivid memories and how the brain tricks the stomach into overeating.

Guests:

Rachel Herz, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, Brown University Medical School, Providence, R.I.; author, The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell

Brian Wansink, director, Cornell Food and Brand Lab, Ithaca, N.Y.; author, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

Geno Nosenzo, executive chef, Wegmans Supermarket, Allentown, Pa.

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