Brain Mechanisms of Hunger

  1. What happens when you lesion the lateral hypothalamus?
    • Undereating
    • Weight Loss
    • Low insulin level (because of damage to cell bodies)
    • Underarousal
    • Underresponsiveness (because damage to passing axons)
  2. What happens when you lesion the ventromedial hypothalamus?
    • Increased meal frequency
    • Weight gain
    • High insulin levels
  3. What happens when you lesion the paraventricular nucleus?
    Increased meal size, especially increased carbohydrate intake during the first meal of the active period of the day
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Brain Mechanisms of Hunger
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