Homeostatic and non-homeostatic control of feeding and behaviour
thesisposted on 14.09.2020 by RACHEL ELISE CLARKE
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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.