Focus on neural control of energy homeostasis

This Focus brings together a selection of Reviews, Perspectives and related research that integrate the most recent advances in our understanding of how the brain controls energy homeostasis. This is presented both from a neurocircuit perspective describing the initiation or cessation of eating, as well as from a more detailed view of how these processes occur at the cellular level. We also feature selected pieces from our sister journals.

A modern rendition of the Vitruvian Man in which the brain is highlighted to depict its relevance in coordinating whole-body metabolism


Editorial, Reviews and Perspectives

Research on hypothalamic control of energy balance

Research on intracellular metabolism and other neurocircuits

Further reading