Hypothalamic control of feeding and self-stimulation.

  title={Hypothalamic control of feeding and self-stimulation.},
  author={Bariley G Hoebel and Philip Teitelbaum},
  volume={135 3501},
Hypothalamic sites which control feeding exert a corresponding control over lateral hypothalamic self-stimulation. This was demonstrated in rats bearing four, intrahypothalamic electrode-cannulas for electrical stimulation or chemical injection. Self-stimulation of the lateral hypothalamus was inhibited by ventromedial excitation or by excessive feeding. Both self-stimulation and feeding were accelerated (disinhibited) by ventromedial ablation or anesthetization. Thus food acts via the… CONTINUE READING