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31_HungerFatRat - experimental rats • Stimulation of the...

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PsychSim 5: HUNGER AND THE FAT RAT Name: __________________________________________ Section: ________________________ Date: __________________________________________ This activity provides a simulated experiment on weight regulation in rats. The Hypothalamus What are the two techniques used to study hypothalamic dysfunction? How do they differ? Experimental Simulation What conclusions were you able to draw about the effects of the following procedures on the
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Unformatted text preview: experimental rats: • Stimulation of the lateral hypothalamus (LH)? • Destruction of the LH? • Stimulation of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH)? • Destruction of the VMH? • What did you learn from this experiment about these two regions of the hypothalamus? Some Cautions • What are the two problems with a simple conclusion to this research question? PsychSim 5: Hunger and the Fat Rat 53...
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