• Robin B. Kanarek
  • Robin Marks-Kaufman


In groups as different as Neanderthal hunters and twentieth-century Americans, people have consistently believed that the food they eat has powerful effects on their behavior. Some foods have been blamed for both physical and mental ills, and others have been valued for their curative or magic powers. Beliefs about food play an important role in our efforts to maintain health and happiness, and can influence scientific inquiry on nutrition and behavior in subtle ways.


Dietary Variable Motion Sickness Dietary Component Food Component Sugar Intake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin B. Kanarek
    • 1
  • Robin Marks-Kaufman
    • 1
  1. 1.Tufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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