You’re hungry! How does your brain decide what to eat?

In Brain Circuitry, Brain Science by Brainy Days Ahead

“Our goal is to understand how specific brain circuits bias attention to food cues, as these biases are powerful drivers of food consumption…” This research team’s findings suggest that neurons in two regions of the brain – the postrhinal association cortex (behind the nose) and the lateral amygdala (see Brain Facts-General Structure and Function) help integrate information about external food cues and your state of hunger and could be involved in thirst choices as well.