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Menu psychology: How food tricks our brains

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Olive Garden's chicken scampi dish is on the regular carb-heavy menu. AnneCN/Flickr

New studies out this month in the Journal of Consumer Research look at the relationship between our brains and our food. We may not realize it but everything around us, from lighting to smells to menu organization can affect how much food we eat. For more on this, we're joined by Derek Thompson. He wrote about this for The Atlantic.

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