munchies http://wrkf.org en The Neuroscience Of Munchies: Why The Scent Of A Burger Gives Us A High http://wrkf.org/post/neuroscience-munchies-why-scent-burger-gives-us-high From cinnamon buns in the morning to a burger after a long run, food never smells as good as when you're superhungry.<p>Now scientists have uncovered a clue as to why that might be — and it lies in the munchies and marijuana.<p>Receptors in the brains of mice that light up when the animals are high are also activated when the critters are fasting, French scientists <a href="http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.3647.html">reported</a> Sunday in the journal <em>Nature Neuroscience</em>.<p>In other words, skipping a meal triggered the same hunger-inducing brain receptors that Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:55:12 +0000 editor 22399 at http://wrkf.org The Neuroscience Of Munchies: Why The Scent Of A Burger Gives Us A High