UNIT 8.5D Social Learning of Food Preferences in Rodents: Rapid Appetitive Learning
Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
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.
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
- Published Print: OCT 2002
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.