Working up an appetite: FSU psychologist awarded $1.6M NIH grant to study how the brain regulates eating behaviors

Xiaobing Zhang, an assistant professor in the FSU Program in Neuroscience.

Obesity is a widespread problem, with the National Institutes of Health reporting more than two in five adults in the U.S. are considered obese or severely obese. But what occurs in the brain that leads someone to reach for food, whether they are hungry or not?