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AppetiteNeural and Behavioural Bases$
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Charles R. Legg and David Booth

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198547877

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547877.001.0001

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Neural processing related to feeding in primates

Neural processing related to feeding in primates

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(p.11) 2 Neural processing related to feeding in primates
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Appetite
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Edmund T. Rolls

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547877.003.0002

This chapter examines neural processing and brain activity associated with feeding in primates. It describes the activity in the gustatory pathways and the neuronal activity in the lateral hypothalamus during feeding. It discusses the convergence between taste and olfactory processing to represent flavour and investigates the functions of amygdala, the temporal cortex, the orbitofrontal cortex, and the striatum in feeding. The findings indicate that the lateral hypothalamus and adjoining substantia innominata are involved in the control of feeding.

Keywords:   feeding, neural processing, brain activity, primates, gustatory pathways, hypothalamus, taste, olfactory processing, amygdala, temporal cortex

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