Neuronal networks and feeding behavior
Dates:January 2, 2018 - June 29, 2018
Application deadline:June 29, 2018
~ Jan-March 2018
~ April-June 2018
Smell plays a key role in food choice and consumption. Despite this evidence, the functional relation between the olfactory system and the hypothalamus is largely unknown. Using in vivo electrophysiology (local field potential recordings) in behaving mice, we aim at unraveling the functional coupling between these two regions taking advantage of behavioral approaches (food-driven and olfactory-conditioned tasks) and pharmacogenetics tools (DREADDs). Importantly, the integrity of the network will be compared between lean and obese animals.
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