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How does hunger influence our behaviour?
14 August 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ever felt ‘hangry’ when you get hungry?
The drive to eat is essential for survival. Hunger-sensing neurons in our brains control our food intake to ensure we have enough energy for our day-to-day activities. However, these neurons also influence broader behaviours such as anxiety, fear, motivation and learning.
Rachel Clarke from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute will discuss the science of how the brain responds to hunger and some of the ways this might impact our behaviour at a free talk at the Library during Science Week.