A hunger anectode

Many years ago I was moving from one apartment to another a few blocks
away. Some friends and I started moving after breakfast and when at it all
day. By 7 or so I was almost painfully hungry as I had been working hard
and hadn't eaten since morning. So, I went to the refrigerator, took out a
cup of yogurt, and as soon as I opened that cup, my painful hunger
vanished, instantly.

At that point I hadn't gotten any food into my body, much less had time to
digest it. It was enough that some control unit "knew" that food was
definitively on the way. I don't think intrinsic physical variables can be
affected that rapidly. But learned perceptions certainly could. The
hunger was learned, and so was the relationship between yogurt and hunger.


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