Are we more or less at the mercy of our desires for food because the brain releases the happiness hormone dopamine? Partly yes, scientists say, because food intake primarily serves to supply the body with energy and nutrients, which means that we should only eat when we are really hungry and the body demands nutrients. But everyone knows that this is an illusion.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.