Why Our Brains Love Junk Food





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Published on Aug 14, 2012

Hank explains the scientific reasons behind why we humans generally prefer to eat donut hamburgers to carrots.

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Diet & the evolution of the earliest human ancestors - http://www.pnas.org/content/97/25/135...
Australopithecus: Diet - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australo...
Did cooking make us human? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf_OWu...

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I would rather eat the carrots, but I'm a horse so that's probably a given.
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Ito Ri
"I swear this is going to be the last SciShow video of today..." finishes video "OOOOOO WHAT'S THIS???" clicks on another SciShow video There are so much videos like tf help me
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I, honestly, would take the carrots. I have some uncontrollable addiction to carrots for some reason and developed a reputation as 'the man rabbit' in school...yeah. I don't know why though. I think it's because the carrots are crunchy or sweet. I'm weird...
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Winston Toskavich
"we're kings of the freaking earth"~Hank 2012
Jelena Jelisavcic Bebec
But, but... I LOVE CARROTS! And don't like fried things... :'(
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Lisa Thomas
I love fries I love carrots In fact I'm eating carrots right now No joke XD
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Danic C.
This guy is like a scientific baby of Toby Turner and John Green.
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Bob Jones
Yes, yes, junk food is actually good for you, among the most essential in fact. Just that too much of anything will kill you. Unless you're talking about artificial junk food ingredients that were designed to only replicate the pleasure effect.
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no penis shaped food!!!
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Dalek ShitPoster
At The Start Why Not Both?
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