Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain.
The relationship between food and brain works in both directions. This MOOC explored the effect the food we eat has on the brain using examples such as diets rich in sugar, nutritional deficiencies and the role of bioactive substances as modulators of brain function. The course also described food choice as a mental process that, far from being purely rational, is affected by sensory characteristics of food, by positive and negative emotions, by our memories, and by neurobiological mechanisms.
5700+ learners participated in the course.