At holiday buffets and potlucks, people make quick calculations about which dishes to try and how much to take of each. Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists have found a brain region that appears to be strongly connected to these food preference decisions.
Working with rats, researchers have found robust neural activity related to food choice in a previously overlooked part of the brain. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, suggest this brain area could be key to developing therapies and treatments to encourage healthy eating.
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