17 October 2008
Vol 322, Issue 5900

About The Cover

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COVER Detail from The Last Automat III by Max Ferguson. Sluggish operation of the reward circuitry in the brain may lead individuals to eat calorie-dense foods (such as pie) to try to compensate, placing them at risk for obesity. See page 449. Image: The Last Automat III, 2003 (oil on panel); Max Ferguson/Bridgeman Art Library/Getty Images