Neural Mechanisms of Controlling Eating behaviour

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1. Role of Ventromedial Hypothalamus

  • Activated by low levels of blood glucose causing feelings of satiety so the individual starts eating
  • Activated high levels of blood sugar causing feelings of satiety (fullness) so the individual starts eating
  • Activated high levels of blood sugar causing feelings of satiety (fullness) so the individual stops eating
  • Activated by low levels of blood glucose causing feelings of hunger so the individual starts eating
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2. What did Wickens find?

  • Neuropeptide Y is produced by the hypothalamus leading to overeating then when abdominal fat is gained, the fat produces neuropeptide Y leading to more overeating
  • When Neuropeptide Y is injected into the hypothalmus of rats it causes overeating
  • When additional neuropeptide Y was injected into rat's hypothalamus it led to obesity

3. Which does neuropeptide Y do in terms of controlling eating behaviour?

  • It stimulates the hypothalamus increasing appetite
  • It stimulates the hypothalamus decreasing appetite
  • It's produced by fat cells and impulses are sent to the brain about the amount of fat cells present, obese rats have a high levels of leptin
  • It's produced by fat cells and impulses are sent to the brain about the amount of fat cells present, obese rats have a deficiency in leptin

4. Which study found that when rats were injected with leptin they lost weight?

  • Heatherington and Ranson
  • Zhang et al.
  • Yang et al.
  • Lutter et al.

5. Role of Lateral Hypothalamus in controlling eating behaviour

  • Activated high levels of blood sugar causing feelings of satiety (fullness) so the individual stops eating
  • Activated by low levels of blood glucose causing feelings of hunger so the individual starts eating
  • Activated by low levels of blood glucose causing feelings of satiety so the individual starts eating
  • Activated high levels of blood sugar causing feelings of satiety (fullness) so the individual starts eating

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