Unit

UNIT 8.5D Social Learning of Food Preferences in Rodents: Rapid Appetitive Learning

  1. Bennett G. Galef Jr.

Published Online: 1 FEB 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471142301.ns0805ds21

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

Current Protocols in Neuroscience

How to Cite

Galef, B. G. 2003. Social Learning of Food Preferences in Rodents: Rapid Appetitive Learning. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 21:8.5D:8.5D.1–8.5D.8.

Author Information

  1. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
  2. Published Print: OCT 2002

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.