Blass, Elliott M. Department of Psychology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
- Cannon theory
- Physiological mechanisms
- Neural centers
- Neurochemical control of feeding
- Specific hungers
- Feeding development
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A term most commonly used to refer to the subjective feelings that accompany the need for food; however, the study of this topic has come to include consideration of the overall control of food intake. More specifically, experimental work on the problem of hunger has been concerned with the sensory cues that give rise to feelings of hunger, the physiological mechanisms that determine when and how much food will be ingested, and the mechanism governing the selection of the food to be eaten.
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