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“These days, great attention is dedicated to the influence of the diet on people’s wellbeing. Although the effects of high fat diet on metabolism have been widely studied, little is known about the effects on the brain.”The study on rats compared the effects of feeding them fish oils or a lardy diet over a period of six weeks.
“The difference was very clear and we were amazed to establish the impact of a fatty diet onto the brain.The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience (Viggiano et al., 2016).
Our results suggest that being more aware about the type of fat consumed with the diet may reduce the risk of obesity and prevent several metabolic diseases.”
“We are turning our attention to the scientific study of how language affects self-regulation.Professor Albarracin continued:
Experimental methods are allowing us to investigate people’s inner speech, of both the explicit and implicit variety, and how what they say to themselves shapes the course of their behaviors.”
“The popular idea is that self-affirmations enhance people’s ability to meet their goals.Professor James W. Pennebaker, an expert on the psychology of language, said:
It seems, however, that when it comes to performing a specific behavior, asking questions is a more promising way of achieving your objectives.”
“This work represents a basic cognitive approach to how language provides a window between thoughts and action.The study was published in the journal Psychological Science (Senay et al., 2010).
The reason it is so interesting is that it shows that by using language analysis, we can see that social cognitive ideas are relevant to objective real world behaviors and that the ways people talk about their behavior can predict future action.”