Why You Eat What You Eat

Feb 8, 2018

Rachel Herz is a neuroscientist who studies the psychology of eating. Which is to say, she explores what influences the things you eat and the things you don’t, how food affects us mentally, emotionally, and how it can change your behavior.


Rachel Herz has always been fascinated by the experience of eating. She’s a neuroscientist, so she’s particularly interested in how food affects us mentally and emotionally, and how our senses and our environments impact what we eat. She’s asking questions like why do we eat differently at parties than when we’re alone? And why do fans of losing football teams eat more calories than those of winning teams? Herz joins us Thursday for a scientific exploration of our complicated relationship with food.

Rachel Herz is  a neuroscientist and an expert or how our senses and our emotions influence one another. She teaches at Brown University and Boston College. Her latest book is called Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].