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Zona Incerta Neural Activity Produces Binge Eating Behavior - ReliaWire

ReliaWireActivating neurons in an area of the brain not previously associated with feeding can produce binge-eating behavior in mice, according to a new study from Yale researchers. When activated by light probes, GABA neurons in an understudied area of the … and more …read more

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Zona Incerta Neural Activity Produces Binge Eating Behavior - ReliaWire

ReliaWireActivating neurons in an area of the brain not previously associated with feeding can produce binge-eating behavior in mice, according to a new study from Yale researchers. When activated by light probes, GABA neurons in an understudied area of the … …read more

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Activating This Area Of Your Brain Could Cause Food Binges - Raw Story

Raw StoryThis new piece of research gives scientists a better understanding about binge eating disorder, which isn’t well understood. Many medical professionals agree that binge eating is due to a combination of genetic, biological and psychological factors … …read more

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Binge Eating Linked To Activating Neurons In Specific Brain Area In Mice - Medical Daily

Medical DailyScientists have discovered how a group of neurons in a specific area of the brain could be contributing to late-night pizza binges. The zona incerta area is not largely studied but receives input from many parts of the brain. The team found that mice … and more …read more

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A flip switch for binge-eating? - Science Daily

Science DailyResearchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating. Furthermore, repeated stimulation of these neurons over time caused the mice to gain weight. The zona incerta (ZI) is a … …read more

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Binge-Eating Neurons Identified - The Scientist

The ScientistANTHONY VAN DEN POL Using optogenetics to stimulate a group of neurons below thalamus and above the hypothalamus, Yale University neuroscientists Anthony van den Pol and Xiaobing Zhang were able to immediately trigger binge eating in mice. …read more

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Optic probes shed light on binge-eating - Medical Xpress

Medical Xpress“The parallel with human binge-eating is interesting,” van den Pol said. “The mice prefer the animal equivalent of potato chips, candy, or cake.” The mice seemed to enjoy the stimulation, staying in the part of the chamber where zona incerta neurons … and more …read more

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Optic probes shed light on binge-eating - MilTech

Optic probes shed light on binge-eatingMilTech“The parallel with human binge-eating is interesting,” van den Pol said. “The mice prefer the animal equivalent of potato chips, candy, or cake.” The mice seemed to enjoy the stimulation, staying in the part of the chamber where zona incerta neurons … …read more

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Optic probes shed light on binge-eating - Yale News

Yale NewsActivating neurons in an area of the brain not previously associated with feeding can produce binge-eating behavior in mice, a new Yale study finds. When activated by light probes, GABA neurons in an area of the brain called the zona incerta induce … …read more

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American Association for the Advancement of Science - EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)Intriguingly, patients receiving deep brain stimulation of the subthalamus, which includes the ZI, for the treatment of movement disorders can exhibit characteristics of binge eating. To explore this phenomenon in greater detail, Xiaobing Zhang and … …read more

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