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The scientists said that makes us eat unhealthy foods

Ученые рассказали, что заставляет нас есть вредные продуктыIs harmful products makes us the brain.

It is no secret, when you bring a cake or box of donuts in front of them is simply impossible to resist. Recently, experts found out which part of the brain that makes junk food so attractive. At the same time it gives us to overeat.

The center of attention of scientists of the University of Illinois was the medial prefrontal cortex.

This area is associated with behavior monitoring. It turned out, the individual nerve cells in this area was activated when the action signals and braking. That is, two sides of the same coin. If the activity area is temporarily suppressed due to the drugs ability to resist the urge weakened. But it was possible to increase the activity zone. Then the behaviour is stiffer controlled. And, as shown by an experiment with mice, it concerned, in particular, a tasty food.

It is known that the teams from the medial prefrontal cortex receives the nucleus accumbens of the brain. This region is involved in processing feelings of reward, and is also associated with the consumption of food, sex and drug use. When the connection between the medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens core was blocked, the mice could not control himself in spite of the stop signal.

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