Podcast Episode #209: “Words for Food in Your Mouth”

Words for Food in Your Mouth, an Apple a Day, Eating the Shrew, an Epidemic of Penile Amputations, Reactions to Chicken Nuggets, Ig and Beyond, What Matters in NBA Games, Why Spaghetti, and What Your Gut Says Psychoanalytically.

In episode #209, Marc Abrahams shows some unfamiliar research studies to Jean Berko Gleason, Chris Cotsapas, Kishore Hari, Bruce Petschek, and Ben Lillie. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

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1. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

Texture and Chemical Feeling Descriptors That 6-11 Year Olds and Adults Associate With Food in the Mouth,” N. Oram, Journal of Texture Studies, vol. 29, no. 2, May 1998, pp. 185-97.

Szczesniak, A.S. 1972. “Consumer awareness of and attitudes to food texture: 11. Children and Teenagers,” J. Texture Studies 3, 206-217.

2. Chris Cotsapas encounters:

Apple Consumption is Related to Better Sexual Quality of Life in Young Women,” Tommaso Cai, Mauro Gacci, Fulvio Mattivi, Nicola Mondaini, Serena Migno, Vieri Boddi, Paolo Gacci, Beatrice Detti, Paolo Gontero, Stefano Chiodini, Liliana Mereu, Saverio Tateo, Sandra Mazzoli, Gianni Malossini, and Riccardo Bartoletti, Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 290, February 2014, pp. 1-6.

3. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

See the list of 2013 Ig Nobel Prize winners on the Improbable Research web site.

4. Kishore Hari encounters:

Reaction to Chicken Nuggets in a Patient Taking an MAOI [a Monoamine oxidase inhibitor],” R. Pohl, R. Balon, and R. Berchou, American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 145, no. 5, 1988, p. 651.

5. Bruce Petschek

Touchscreen Performance and Knowledge Transfer in the Red-Footed Tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria),” Julia Mueller-Paul, Anna Wilkinson, Ulrike Aust, Michael Steurer, Geoffrey Hall, and Ludwig Huber, Behavioural Processes, vol. 106, July 2014, pp. 187–92.

An Introduction to the Mechanics of the Lasso,” Pierre-Thomas Brun, Neil Ribe, and Basile Audoly, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, vol. 470, no. 2171, November 8, 2014.

Chimpanzees Prefer African and Indian Music Over Silence,” Morgan E. Mingle, Timothy M. Eppley, Matthew W. Campbell, Katie Hall, Victoria Horner, and Frans B. M. de Waal, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, vol. 40, no. 4, 2014, pp. 502–5.

6. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

Safe Leads and Lead Changes in Competitive Team Sports,” Aaron Clauset,  M. Kogan, and S. Redner, arXiv:1503.03509v1,  11 Mar 2015.

7. Ben Lillie encounters:

Localization of Breakage Points in Knotted Strings,” Piotr Pieranski, Sandor Kasas, Giovanni Dietler, Jacques Dubochet, and Andrzej Stasiak, New Journal of Physics, vol. 3, June 2001, p. 1-13.

8. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

New Observations on Body Organ Language,” Christian Muller, Psychotherapy and Psychosomics, vol. 42, nos. 1–4, 1984, pp. 124–6

Borborygmi as Markers of Psychic Work During the Analytic Session: A Contribution to Freud’s Experience of Satisfaction and to Bion’s Idea About the Digestive Model for the Thinking Apparatus,” International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, vol. 71, 1990, p. 641–59.

The Emergence of Thinking: Bion as the Link Between Freud and the Neurosciences,” Guy Da Silva, in M. Grignon (Ed.) Psychoanalysis and the Zest for Living: Reflections and Psychoanalytic Writings in Memory of W.C.M. Scott, ESF Publishers, Binghamton, NY, 1998.

“Le Modèle Alimentaire dans la Théorie de la Pensée de Bion: Suivi d’une Application de ce Modèle dans l’Analyse d’un Patient,” Guy Da Silva, Symposium of the Société Psychanalytique de Montréal, Spring 1992.

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John Shedler, Audio Engineer

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