Science Explains Why You Get Hangry

Why some people become emotional monsters when they’re hungry

Keren Landman, MD
Elemental

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MMegan Hess, a social media manager at a central Pennsylvania non-profit, says she’s a pretty chipper person the majority of the time. But when she gets hungry, she says, “I can’t deal with anybody’s crap.”

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Keren Landman, MD
Elemental

Infectious disease doctor | Epidemiologist | Journalist | Health disparities, HIV/STDs, LGBTQ care, et al. | kerenlandman.com.