Author: Chong He

Hungry Neurons: An Interview With Dr. Zachary Knight on How We Respond to Food.

Dr. Knight’s lab studies neural circuits in the mouse that control feeding and other motivated behaviors central to survival. The labs goal is to understand how these circuits are able to sense the needs of the body and then generate the specific behavioral responses that restore homeostasis. During the seminar, Dr. Knight described how the brain’s “hunger circuit” governs eating.

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