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The Omnivorous Mind : Our Evolving Relationship with Food / John S. Allen.

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Subject: Food > Psychological aspects.
Food habits > Psychological aspects.
Diet > Psychological aspects.
Nutrition > Psychological aspects.
Brain > Evolution.
Human evolution.
Diet > psychology.
Eating > psychology.
Food Preferences > psychology.
Feeding Behavior > psychology.
Brain > physiology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780674069879
  • ISBN: 0674069870
  • ISBN: 9780674064737
  • ISBN: 0674064739
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (319 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Crispy -- The two-legged, large-brained, small-faced, superomnivorous ape -- Food and the sensuous brain -- Eating more, eating less -- Memories of food and eating -- Categories : good food, bad food, yes food, no food -- Food and the creative journey -- Theory of mind, theory of food?
Summary: Explores how the everyday activity of eating provides deep insights into humanity's cultural and biological heritage, starting with the diets of our earliest ancestors, and examines eating's role in the evolution of the brain.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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