Hunger would seem to be a fairly straightforward instinct: Depending on how much you eat, you either will or you won't be hungry afterward. As it turns out, our relationship to food may not be so simple.
A new study, published this week in the journal PLoS ONE, adds a new wrinkle by suggesting our short-term memory also may play a role in appetite. Several hours after a meal, the study authors found, people’s hunger levels were predicted not by how much they’d eaten, but rather by how much food they’d seen in front of them—in other words, how much they remembered eating.
Via Natalie Stewart