Behavior: Souffle for Scientists

An article in February's The Sciences, magazine of the respected New York Academy of Sciences, proposes that we are what we eat: "Thus when a person exclaims, 'Boy, do I feel like a steak today!' he may mean it quite literally. He may feel exactly like a large slab of meat: soft, raw, heavy." That digested, the article proceeds to other insights into "the relationship between eating habits and personality traits."

Take asparagus. "Subjects who spontaneously attack and eat the tip first are likely to be immature, fearful and dependent, unable to-defer gratification even briefly. Those individuals who proceeded from stem...

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