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Satiety and palatability
Appetite is controlled by a direct loop and an indirect one. In both the direct and indirect loops there are two feedback mechanisms. First a positive feedback involving its stimulation by palatability food cues, and second, a negative feedback due to satiation and satiety cues following ingestation. In the indirect loop these cues are learnt by association such as meal plate size and work by modulating the potency of the cues of the direct loop. The influence of these processes can exist without subjective awareness.
The cessation of a desire to eat after a meal "satiation" is likely to be due different processes and cues. More palatable foods reduce the effects of such cues upon satiation causing a larger food intake.