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Eating Behavior and the Lateral Hypothalamus

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Our knowledge of neural center functions was not always from direct experiments with human patients. Procedures that would not be conducted on human patients were first modeled using rats as experiment subjects. Electrical stimulation of a collection of neurons can provide clues to the neural center's function.

Electrical stimulation of the lateral hypothalamus in rats would have which of the following results?

A

Stimulation would cause​ the rats to increase their amount of daily food intake.

B

Stimulation would cause the rats to reduce their amount of daily food intake.

C

Stimulation would produce sham feeding behavior.

D

Stimulation would cause the rats to increase repetitive chewing movements.​