Craving snacks after a meal? It might be food-seeking neurons, not an overactive appetite

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Craving snacks after a meal? It might be food-seeking neurons, not an overactive appetite

Psychologists have discovered a circuit in the brain of mice that makes them crave food and seek it out, even when they are not hungry. When stimulated, this cluster of cells propels mice to forage vigorously and to prefer fatty and pleasurable foods like chocolate over healthier foods like carrots.

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