Includes On the Web and In the News links curated by the authors, along with other audio/video content.
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Description: This news article accompanies the In the News feature in this chapter.
Video 1: The Power of Motivation
Description: This video discusses a brief overview of the main psychological theories behind motivation.
Video 2: Thermoregulation
Description: Haveyou ever wondered why you sweat when you get too hot from running or shiver on a cold winter’s day?
Video 3: The Neurology of Taste
Description: Biologist Stuart Firestein, PhD, talks about how flavor makes it from your tongue to your brain.
Video 4: What If You Stopped Eating?
Description: What happens to your body without food?
Video 5: Why Dieting Usually Doesn’t Work
Description: Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt talks about how our brains manage our bodies and why dieting not only doesn’t work, but is likely to do more harm than good.
Video 6: Neuroscience of Eating Disorders
Description: This video dispels myths and explores the neuroscience behind these disorders.
Audio 1: Genetics of Anorexia Nervosa
Description: Psychologist Cindy Bulik, PhD, from the University of North Carolina, talks about anorexia nervosa.
Description: The National Institutes of Health site Prader-Willi Syndrome is a valuable resource for practical as well as technical information about the disorder. The Prader-Willi Association site has information about the association, facts about the disorder, and research information.
On the Web 2: ChartsBin
Description: ChartsBin has a world map that is color-coded to show the daily calorie intake per person in each country. Mouse-over the country to see its name, calorie count, and changes since 1990.
On the Web 3: How the FTO Gene Causes Obesity
Description: The news article appeared in New Scientist.
On the Web 4: Overeaters Anonymous
Description: You’ve seen Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12-step program applied to all the other drug addictions; now it’s being used to manage compulsive overeating. Overeaters Anonymous has information about its organization and links to the sites of local help organizations.
On the Web 5: National Eating Disorders Association
Description: The National Eating Disorders Association provides information about anorexia, bulimia, obesity, binge eating disorder, and other disorders, as well as information about treatments.
On the Web 6: Internet Mental Health
Description: Internet Mental Health has information on diagnosis, treatment, and research related to anorexia and bulimia.