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Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain

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  • EIT Food | Universita Degli Studi Di Torino via FutureLearn
  • Learn for FREE, Up-gradable
  • Length: 5 Weeks
  • Effort: 4 hours per week
  • 31,777+ already enrolled!
  • ★★★★★ (82 Ratings)
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Language: English 

The gut and brain are very closely linked. Explore how neurology, the microbiome and more interact to affect health.

Over the last few years, the importance of the link between gut and brain has become clear. On this course you’ll explore this complex relationship.

You’ll learn how the brain works, and is affected by diet and nutritional deficiencies. You’ll also discover less known, cutting-edge subjects such as the gut-brain axis, the microbiome, and the relationship between food and reproductive health.

This course is open to everyone, but may be of particular interest to psychologists or people working in health and well-being. No previous experience is required, though a background knowledge of biology or psychology may help.

The Educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion – supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Explain the role of our diet on brain function
  • Reflect on the role of psychological and neurobiological factors in our food choices
  • Reflect on the possible causes (biological, social, psychological) of unhealthy and pathological eating behaviours
  • Describe the connection between the brain and our digestive system (gut)
  • Discuss the topics of the course and their relationship with daily life

Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Responses to feeding, reward systems and food addiction

Week 3: Cognitive and emotional influences on food behaviors

Week 4: Brain, mind and our diet

Week 5: Gut-brain axis and the microbiome

 

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