37 thoughts on “Society's Sweet Tooth… the Brain's Response to Sugar | Amanda Maracle | TEDxQueensU

  1. I want to call on the food manufactures to try to start eliminating the high fructose corn syrup. I think if there is one thing contributing to obese children that has a lot to do with it. We have to help our future control their health and it all comes down to again money…if it tastes good do it?

  2. We use a natural way to decrease our sugar cravings. It's organic vegan wholefood capsules, which floods the body with fruits vegetables and berries which intern makes crave healthy food. There are chewable gummies for kids or adults who can't swallow capsules

  3. When she starts talking about experiments and findings things get a little silly (and cruel).
    What she is talking about is an extreme intake of sugar, which she forced on the lab rats to begin with.
    Animals are habitual eaters and procreators. If you put too much fish in the fish tank, they eat it. It's not always or immediately about sugar.
    The only animals that chill, gold dig and parade their academic credential on stage for money are humans.

  4. Darn….my first name's Barbara and my aunts and uncles would ALWAYS bring candy when they came to visit. And then they wondered why I was gaining weight. I WAS NOT an overeater 🙁 I did not have my own money…and as a kid, was exposed to candy when I moved to the States. Up until then… living overseas…never had candy.

  5. This is a great presentation. I think not controlling for the effect of deprivation and past disordered eating in a missing factor, though.

  6. Can anybody tell me what this video is about ?

    For some reason I can't concentrate with this womans words .

  7. Her talk is about the adverse effects of sugar and that it is bad. And then her whole talk is how she made animals suffer. She is a horrid excuse of living tissue. Amanda Maracle why don't you learn some humanity. Your talk also does not belong on a Ted Talk.

  8. Mental addiction definition
    In comparison to physical addiction, psychological addiction occurs when a person does not have a physical need for a drug but rather a mental desire for it. Psychological addiction is most common in people who use substances like marijuana.

    Physical addiction definition
    Physical addiction: Physical addiction refers to the compulsive need for a drug or substance in order to prevent the withdrawal symptoms (physical and/or psychological) or due to increased tolerance to the effects of the substance

  9. Do you think the food manufacturers didn't figure out the addictive properties of sugar a long time ago? Ever wonder why sugar is in almost everything that you find in a grocery store?

  10. Corporations are what's killing us, from food ads to processed foods, so we need to force corporations to eliminate bad food ads and bad food, because it's wrong to let them teach us to eat things that kill us. Nothing that kills us or is bad for us or the Earth should be legal! Let's say ITS ILLEGAL and make them stop 100%!

  11. this probably won't be a popular comment, but I really wish we would stop torturing rats and other animals in the name of science. If a creature can feel pain then where is the ethical basis for inflicting pain on them? Before you ask, I'm not a vegetarian and that's probably not consistent but it's just a thought that occurred to me. There's a difference between responsibly and sustainingly eating meat infrequently and maintaining Labs full of animals that are subjected to experiments in the name of science.

  12. So I read the comments on here and all the men have not listened to one word she said and instead commented on what she's wearing or her hair color or how attractive they think she is. Lets do a Ted talk on testosterone poisening.

  13. if barbara started her addiction as a child, why would anybody guess anything but food? alcohol? tobacco? really?

  14. Love this I wish they would teach this in schools, school canteens (I'm in Australia) have so much sugar content its crazy! I have to admit I have had sugar crashes in the past to the point where I fall asleep. I now have stevia, and it takes a lot of getting used to. I now do RTT (hypnotherapy) and have clients with sugar addiction. its real and people are becoming more and more aware of it. But if I have anything with sugar at home my brain think about it continuously so I just throw it out, especially when people bring cakes and sweets over Christmas. I have chickens and they don't eat anything sweet! Just goes to show that even they know better!

  15. I don't know why people making a big stink about Sugar. Our body uses GLUCOSE as the primary fuel for metabolic ENERGY; ATP, orginially from plant food. so of course we will get the DOPAMINE release when eat a meal for SURVIVAL. The processed food industry, has SCREW up our BRAIN SIGNAL!!!! Our hypothalmus is a CHEMICAL detector not an ANALYTICAL one.. So, it the food companies that highjacked our mental and physiological "survival" facility. JUST EAT FROM NATURE MADE, not MAN MADE .

  16. the only thing I don't like about Ted Talks is that you have to sit there and listen to people all day

  17. she is the type of woman you want as a steady girlfriend because she would always have interesting things to say and probably comes from money.

  18. This lecture is the reason you shouldn't give a Ted talk unless you either have or are completing a Phd.

  19. Natural reward over stimulated by artificial food. We can find exactly the same pattern for adult movies too. some really bad industries agroalimantary, pharmaceutic and so one know very well this brain vicious cycle and use them for making money. It's just a shame that this kind of informations and experimentation don't have the necessary amount of avertissement. Most people could overcome their addiction by knowing how it's working inside the brain with the dopamine and delta fosh B.

  20. I avoid refined sugar. Too much of it makes me feel like crap. I must be the odd one out because I don't find it addictive at all.

  21. I struggled to find the research paper to which she is referring. Her current, published research is concerned with addiction to drugs and the implications on the brain and impulsiveness that is also observed in psychological conditions such as ADHD. I am assuming the paper has yet to be published?

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