Social Learning of Food Preferences in Rodents: Rapid Appetitive Learning Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • A procedure is described for quantitating the transfer of information about inducing increased intake of distinctively-flavored foods or fluids among common laboratory rodents. The method provides a simple, efficient, non-invasive way to produce robust, long-lasting changes in appetitive behaviors of laboratory rodents that can be used in studies of the neuroanatomical, neurochemical or genetic substrates of learning and memory.

publication date

  • October 2002