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Homeostatic and non-homeostatic control of feeding and behaviour

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posted on 14.09.2020 by RACHEL ELISE CLARKE
This thesis considers both the homeostatic and non-homeostatic neural mechanisms that influence feeding and behaviour. We use cutting edge techniques to investigate homeostatic and non-homeostatic neural circuits in mice to determine their influence over feeding and behaviour. Our findings demonstrate that homeostatic circuits can influence behaviour, while non-homeostatic circuits exist that can override metabolic signals. These non-homeostatic circuits may be relevant for conditions such as obesity and anorexia.

History

Principal supervisor

Zane Andrews

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

Physiology

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

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