UNIT 8.6B Basic Measures of Food Intake
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Neuroscience
How to Cite
Wellman, P. J. and McMahon, L. R. 2001. Basic Measures of Food Intake. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 3:8.6B:8.6B.1–8.6B.8.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: MAY 1998
This unit describes a method for measuring the consumption of a pellet diet during a 30-min testing session conducted during the late portion of the day. The procedure generates reliable and stable baseline measures of feeding, and is appropriate for assessing experimental manipulations that either enhance (e.g., injecting a peptide into the brain) or suppress feeding (e.g., systemic injections of amphetamine).