Neural mechanisms in eating behaviour AO1

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  • Neural mechanisms in eating behaviour AO1
    • Homeostasis involves mechanisms that can detect and correct the state of the internal environment
      • Amygdala responsible for food selection based on memory
        • Inferior frontal cortext responsible for detecting smells and damage to it causes decrease in eating
    • Lateral hypothalamus is activated when glucose levels decrease
      • damage to LH in rats causes aphagia and stimulation of LH elicits feeding behaviour
    • ventromedial hypothalamus is activated when glucose levels rise
      • Damage to the VMH causes hyperphagia in rats
      • it is now believed damage to the PVN causes hyperphagia

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