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Monday, March 10, 2008

Scientists Discover What Your Brain Says When You’re Hungry and You See a Doughnut

posted by on March 10 at 11:05 AM

It says, not only am I hungry, but here is food.”

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Thank you, Science, for spending hours and hours and probably a fair bit of money on something I have known for years... that my brain realizes doughnuts are better for eating than screwdrivers.

Posted by Marty | March 10, 2008 11:11 AM

Odd that they don't mention the near-pavlovian pre-eating release of insulin that results from seeing treats or thinking about them too much/vividly. (Insulin in the blood, remember, makes your body look to your blood stream for fuel and shuts off your natural fat-burning.) Even looking at food makes you fat.

Posted by PGC | March 10, 2008 11:17 AM

How come my brain doesn't do that when it sees salad?

Posted by yucca flower | March 10, 2008 11:23 AM

When I see Dan Savage, it says not only is that Dan Savage, but he is hot, and here is food.

Posted by pencil riot | March 10, 2008 11:34 AM

That could explain why Dan Savage always looks kinda pensive and nervous in person, PR.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 10, 2008 11:35 AM

No, no, this is true. I saw it on the Simpsons.

Posted by Ziggity | March 10, 2008 11:36 AM

I see Cops.

Oh, wait, no, it's a Donut.

Never mind.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 10, 2008 11:36 AM


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Posted by Mr. Poe | March 10, 2008 12:31 PM

And this is scientifically significant...why? Please tell me this was something that was done during their off-hours, using their own personal funds. Anyway, I agree with #4, but alas, I am female (sorry Dan) so I can only continue to dream... Maybe I'll go eat a doughnut to take my mind off of things... :-)

Posted by DanFan | March 10, 2008 1:06 PM

I had two donuts at Robbs party the other night and I WAS hungry...AND drunk...and you were a polar bear and Frizzelle was a penguin and those donuts were g o o d . . .

Posted by MadDog | March 11, 2008 12:08 AM

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