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The decision to engage in food-seeking behaviour depends on homeostatic signals relating to energy balance and the presence of competing motivational drives, as well as learned brain cues signaling food availability. It is known that the needs of the body can direct behavioural and neural processing toward motivationally relevant sensory cues. For example, human neuroimaging studies have consistently found specificNEXT ARTICLE
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...