Tuesday, October 17, 2006

constant craving

Here's a news flash. Chocolate is addicting. Not that I could tell from the scientific abstract about the medial orbitofrontal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex and blah blah blah. The study was presented over the weekend at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Fortunately Perry Simon posted a link in his Talk Topics column on AllAccess.com to an article that spelled it out for me in plain English. The gist of it is that eating chocolate, or even looking at pictures of it, turns on pleasure centers in the brain associated with drug addiction.

I don't know how looking at a package of dark chocolate affected my pleasure center but I did feel compelled to photograph it. The back of the package says Hershey's Extra Dark products should be enjoyed in moderation. Yet they sell it at Sam's Club in 24 ounce bags.

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Blogger Frank Strovel III said...

I just found my first bag of Dark Chocolate M&M's quite by accident at a Dollar General Store of all places.

I almost did a little dance in the aisle.

Anonymous marc,kim,and frank fan said...

Hey Frank! Now I know why I love chocolate so much.. I am a chocolate Junkie- nice to know why I cant turn it down.. Reeces came out with something new that I cant resist, its called a crispy crunchy or something like that it is a layer of the butterfinger/fifth avenue crunchy stuff, peanut butter,chocolate, and chopped peanuts- and its packaged as a "king size" only...I have to
run everytime I go into a gas station.. or else I would gain a ton of weight.

speaking of being hooked:

I was reading the news yesterday and seen where doctors did a study and said that the cure for drinkers is to drop some acid- no really I promise! It said that the acid triggers something in the brain to reduce and in some cases
make people stop drinking all together and its only one "LSD TRIP" needed - what ever works I guess..
hey I learn something new everyday!
Have a good one!


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