by Paul Johnson and Paul Kenny at The Scripps Research Institute suggested that junk food alters brain activity in a manner similar to addictive drugs like cocaine or heroin(1). After many weeks on a junk food diet, the pleasure centers of rat brains became desensitized, requiring more food for pleasure. After the junk food was taken away and replaced with a healthy diet, the rats starved for two weeks instead of eating nutritious fare (2).
1. Johnson, Paul M.; Kenny, Paul J. (2010). "Dopamine D2 receptors in addiction-like reward dysfunction and compulsive eating in obese rats". Nature Neuroscience 13: 635. doi:10.1038/nn.2519.
2. Goodwin, Jenifer. Junk Food 'Addiction' May Be Real. Business Week. March 29, 2010.
-i somehow obsessively love the idea of a scientific study.
a study about obese rats.
scientists are by far the weirdest, fetishising perverts i can think of.
and not just playful perverts like the people hanging out in the dark rooms of night clubs or doll houses, but serious perverts, really serious, ideological perverts in white costumes with scientific motives and legitimations, which is somehow seriously bewildering.