Presented by the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
The lateral hypothalamic area (LHA) is the classic hunger center in the brain. Emerging findings show that LHA neurons communicate with “higher-order” brain regions involved with food reward through neuropeptidergic signaling. This symposium includes experts on three of these LHA neuropeptide systems (neurotensin, orexin, melanin-concentrating hormone) and their role in regulating food reward and energy balance.
Target Audience: Basic/clinical scientists interested in energy intake