A study conducted by Assistant Professor of Psychology Jamie Bodenlos and her student Bernadette Wormuth ’12 was recently featured in Weigthwatchers magazine, in the May/June 2013 issue.
In an article titled “I want my food TV!” the article noted the study “involving 80 adults that found people consumed significantly more chocolate-covered candies after watching a food-related TV show than after viewing a nature program.”
“Certain areas of the brain related to pleasure and eating were activated when the subjects were exposed to the cooking program, and this likely led them to eat more sweets after watching it,” Bodenlos said.
Bodenlos and Wormuth’s paper titled, “Watching a food-related television show and caloric intake. A laboratory study,” has gained international attention since it was released.
For more information about Bodenlos’ study and how it was received internationally, see the previous Daily Update story on the subject.