PS 388 Neurobiology of Eating and Eating Disorders (Fall/Spring: 3)
PS 285, or PS 287, or PS 384, or PS 572, or PS 573
This course will review the neural mechanisms controlling food intake, and
body weight regulation under normal circumstances and in eating disorders.
Eating is not only controlled by metabolic signals (e.g., hormones, peptides),
but also by extrinsic or environmental factors that are not directly related
to energy balance (e.g., stress, emotion, social/cultural factors). Likewise
the brain systems regulating hunger are associated with networks mediating
stress, reward, emotion, and learning and memory. The course will explore
the current neuroscience findings from animal models, and human studies
relevant to appetite, regulation of eating, and eating disorders.
Last Updated: 17-JAN-13