Neural Mechanisms of Controlling Eating behaviour

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1. What is Leptin's role in controlling eating behaviour?

  • 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
  • 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
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2. Which study found that when additional neuropeptide Y was injected into rat's hypothalamus it led to obesity?

  • Lutter et al.
  • Stanley et al.
  • Heatherington and Ranson
  • Wickens

3. Role of Lateral Hypothalamus in controlling eating behaviour

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

4. Which study found that when the LH was damaged it caused rats to stop eating but when it was stimulated it caused rats to overeat?

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

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

  • 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
  • It stimulates the hypothalamus increasing 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 stimulates the hypothalamus decreasing appetite

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