Rats fed either a diet of soft or hard foods showed differences in jaw activity and muscle control when a chewing-related region of the brain was stimulated. Findings reveal the anterior cortical masticatory area strongly influences the regulation of chewing and is influenced by sensory input during development.
Researchers have identified a subpopulation of dopaminergic neurons in the caudal ventral tegmental area that appears to suppress food intake by triggering satiation in mice.
Researchers have identified novel neurocircuitry between midbrain structures which are modulated by leptin to control eating behaviors in mice.
Actively preparing your food, or watching others prepare your meal for you, can increase your desire to eat and lead you to consume more, a new study reports.
Women who sleep poorly tend to overeat and have an unhealthy diet, putting them at increased risk of developing heart disease and obesity.
Paraventricular hypothalamus to ventral lateral septum neurotransmission underlies dynamic feeding associated with emotional state. The network may underly the comorbidity between eating abnormalities experienced while under extreme stress.
Neurons in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) appear to regulate food intake. The neurons appear to form part of a network that controls appetite loss in mice.
Teenagers who regularly eat breakfast with their parents have a more positive body image than those who skip the meal or do not eat with their family.
Researchers have identified neurons in the brains of rats that control future food intake by preserving memories of past meals. The findings suggest boosting meal memories could help to manage overeating and curb obesity.
A new study reveals the role dopamine plays in controlling eating behaviors. Researchers found when people crave specific foods, the brain releases more dopamine when they finally consume the item. The study reports the gastrointestinal tract is in constant contact with the brain and uses reward stimuli to control our desire for food.