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Brain response to feeding

In this video, Julia Jarowslaska discusses the mechanisms that initiate brain response to feeding, including hormonal responses.

What happens when we ingest food?

In this video, Julia Jarowslaska describes the events taking place in our body after we take the first bite. From taste receptors in the tongue, the hormonal responses that happen once the food reaches stomach, and when digestion begins. These signals reach the brain and contribute to a cascade of events, including the activation of circuits of rewards and pleasure. We will explore rewards and the reward circuits in more detail in the next steps of this activity.

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