Category Archives: Psychology

Smarter decisions

Should you choose apples or fries? If you’re past the age of 25, you’re probably familiar with the three Cs: calories, cholesterol and carbohydrates and what effects they have on the body. So you’re more likely to pick apples. But if you’re younger than 25, your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex — also known as your brain’s … Continue reading Smarter decisions

Gut feelings: The effect of food on the brain

Drs. Jared and Amanda Bruce are a great team — both inside and outside the academic realm — when it comes to examining the relationship between brain function and health. This husband and wife duo are using neuroimaging to uncover how the brain responds to various food-related stimuli with the ultimate hope that knowledge from … Continue reading Gut feelings: The effect of food on the brain

Faith in research

A theme of healthy living runs throughout Calvary Temple Baptist Church at 29th and Holmes in Kansas City, a longtime collaborator with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Community Health Research Group. There are stacks of black health magazines, HIV prevention posters and, most profoundly in the Calvary Community Wellness Center, rows of treadmills and elliptical … Continue reading Faith in research