Conditioned cues elicit feeding in sated rats: a role for learning in meal initiation

Weingarten, H.P. (1983)

Science, 220(4595), 431-433

Pavlovian conditioning was used to teach rats an association between an arbitrary external cue and food. Presentation of the conditioned cue elicited feeding by sated animals. The meal constituted approximately 20 percent of daily intake, and it was compensated for by a reduction of subsequent intake.

Subject headings: Animals; Conditioning, Classical; Eating; Energy Metabolism; Feeding Behavior; Humans; Male; Rats; Satiation; Vagotomy

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Type: Journal Article

Serial number: 2931