Category Archives: Pavlovian conditioning

Neuroimaging maps areas of the brain in obese children activated by food odours.


Obesity is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Although obesity can stem from behavioural factors such as diet and physical inactivity, central nervous system changes can also mediate appetitive behaviour and restraint. As the understanding of hypothalamic and hindbrain regulation of food intake has rapidly expanded, less is understood about how gut and adipose tissue hormonal

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