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Hunger : Problems in the Behavioural Sciences - J.Le Magnen

Hunger

Problems in the Behavioural Sciences

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Published: 31st March 1986
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From birth, the urge to eat is the most common everyday experience. Eating to be nourished is the most basic behaviour of human life, and is one of the main functions in all living organisms. Clear answers to a number of important questions have only recently begun to emerge. Why are animals hungry? How are they driven to seek and eat selected foods? How do they become satiated so that they ingest the exact amount of food they need for growth and to maintain stable body weight in adulthood? This book is the first synthesis, by one hand, of the new knowledge on feeding behaviour. It describes the roles of body depletion and repletion of energy and of specific nutrients, of the orosensory qualities of food and of the brain in integrating and interpreting internal and external signals. This volume complements that of B.J. & E.T. Rolls, Thirst, in the same series.

Foreword Jeffrey Gray
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Experimental techniques and procedures
Basic facts and normal feeding
Systemic and sensory stimulation to eat
Determinants of meal size
Body energy balance
The regulation of body weight or body fat mass
Developmental aspects
Brain mechanisms of hunger arousal and meal initiation
Brain mechanisms of satiation and meal size
Brain mechanisms of body energy balance and of maintenance of fat mass
Nutrient-specific appetites
Conclusion
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521311229
ISBN-10: 0521311225
Series: Problems in the Behavioural Sciences
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 31st March 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.22