UNIT 8.6A Overview of Methodological Approaches to the Study of Ingestive Behavior
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Neuroscience
How to Cite
Hoebel, B. G. and Wellman, P. J. 2001. Overview of Methodological Approaches to the Study of Ingestive Behavior. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 3:8.6A:8.6A.1–8.6A.5.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: MAY 1998
Some examples of procedures used by feeding researchers are discussed in this unit and include ablation of neural function; inhibition of behaviors by selective neurotoxins and antisense oligonucleotides; staining of sensory and motor mechanisms; electrical stimulation of the brain; local injection and microdialysis of nutrients, neurotransmitters, and drugs; autoradiography and in situ hybridization of neurotransmitters with their receptors; electrophysiological techniques for multi- and single-unit recording of cells in the hypothalamus; and gene technology using inbred strains of genetically obese mice.