Unformatted text preview: you still get hungry. Mayer 1950’s glucostatic hypothesis- a drop in blood sugar stimulates certain neurons in the brain, glucostats, to fire we will then fgeel hungry.There is evidence, if you mess with a rat’s glucose metabolisim the rats do get hungry Glucostats= hypothalamus If you insert injections in of glucose into the hypothalamus. Because of dibetes the hypothesis was altered, a drop of useful blood sugar stimulates neurons in the brain. Famous set of experiments where people went into the hypothalamus and destroyed certain parts: Lateral hypothalamus (LH)...
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- Spring '10
- Blood sugar, lateral hypothalamus, Cannon- gastro contractions