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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A/Prof Michael Farrell to appear on ABC's Catalyst for research about the brain's reaction to thirst

Acting Monash Biomedical Imaging Research Platform Manager A/Prof Michael Farrell will be appearing on ABC's Catalyst program on September 25 for his research about the brain's response to thirst.

The study looks at what happens in people's brains at the time they quench their thirst and when they drink more water than they want.

According to A/Prof Farrell who did the research during his time at the University of Melbourne, MRI scans show the brain clamps down on the swallowing reflex once a person has had enough to drink, so we actually have to force ourselves to drink more than we need. 

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