Engineering the Feeling of Thirst and the Sensation of Water
Appetite represents an important basis of homeostatic regulation by driving animals toward goal-oriented consummatory behaviors. The neural basis underlying such innate behaviors, however, is largely unknown. We study fluid homeostasis as a model system to understand by which internal needs are translated into appetitive behaviors. In my talk, I will introduce contemporary neuroscience research tools and present recent findings to study how the brain detect internal state, controls the feeling of thirst, and drive water intake behavior.