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Neuroplasticity, Behavior, and Dietary Intake — Rewiring the Brain for Better or Worse

What we think, do, say, and eat has the ability to change our brain processes and structures — a process called neuroadaptation (see Diet and Brain and Diet and Cognition in the CNP Research Libraries). These adaptations can influence the long-term rewiring...

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Exploring the Association of Loneliness and Wisdom with Gut Microbial Diversity and Composition

Previous studies have shown that lonely people tend to show less wisdom, and that loneliness and wisdom have opposite effects on well-being. Research has also shown that loneliness is associated with changes in the cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and immune functions, including...

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Interoceptive Awareness and the Vagus Nerve: Important Elements in the Diet-Mental Health Relationship

Referred to as our “eighth sense,” Interoception is our perception of the internal physiological state of our bodies. It involves the receiving, encoding, and representation of internal bodily signals in the brain and nervous system, as well as our perception...

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Study Shows Complex Relationship between Diet, Physical Exercises, and Mental Wellbeing

You may have heard that physical exercise is good for both your physical and mental health. While it is common knowledge that dietary habits influence physical health, there is growing awareness of the influence that dietary habits have on psychological...

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Consolidating Research in Nutritional Psychology: The CNP Library Membership

Nutritional Psychology is the area of study that examines the psychological, behavioral, cognitive, sensory-perceptual, interoceptive, and psychosocial elements informing the Diet-Mental Health Relationship. As knowledge supporting our understanding of this relationship continues to grow, an increased need to unify these...

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