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  • Hunger- controlled by :
    • Stomach
    • Diff parts of the digestive system
    • Hypothalamus - receives signals from body to determine hunger
      • Lateral hypothalamus:feeding system - initiates eating; activated by ghrelin produced by stomach lining
      • Ventromedial hypothalamus:satiety system - stop mechanism for eating
      • Paraventricular  nucleus: helps keep blood sugar level steady by starting and stopping eating - sensitive to neuropeptide, too much of it makes a person eat non-stop
    • External eating cues
    • taste ( it is easy to acquire taste aversion through classicalconditioning)
    • Emotional eating
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