Those dirty rats have proved it. From Discovery:
According to research by Connecticut College neuroscientist Joseph Schroeder and his students, rats formed an equally strong association between the pleasurable effects of eating Oreos and a specific environment as they did between cocaine or morphine and a specific environment.
When they looked in the brains of the rats, they also found that eating Oreos activated more neurons in the brainâ€™s â€śpleasure centerâ€ť than when consuming the happy drugs.
I’ll have to check this out . . . if I can ever put down the giant sized Frito-Lay potato-chips bag I’ve been working my way through while listening to the LA-St Louie baseball playoff game. I hope it lasts me until the Red Sox - Tigers game at eight. Incidentally, I am also guilty of consuming ungodly quantities of Bugles. Please don’t shun me . . .
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