Oct. 26, 2022 – “We eat first with our eyes.” 

The Roman foodie Apicius is thought to have uttered those words in the 1st century AD. Now, some 2,000 years later, scientists may be proving him right. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have discovered a previously unknown part of the brain that lights up when we see food. Dubbed the “ventral food component,” this part resides in the brain’s visual cortex, in a region known to play a role in identifying faces, scenes, and words. 

The study, published in the journal Current Biologyinvolved using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to build a computer model…


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