Chapter

Foraging

Ian Q. Whishaw

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162851
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0020
 Foraging

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This chapter discusses foraging behavior in rats. It describes eating behavior, food protection and theft, food carrying, and some aspects of their neural control. The rich array of behaviors related to food handling in the rat provides a challenge to investigators of the neural control of behavior. Eating behavior can also be a useful measure in a wide range of studies, including those related to addiction, eating disorders, individual differences, and spatial and temporal behavior.

Keywords: laboratory rats; eating disorders; food protection; theft; food carrying; spatial behavior; temporal behavior

Chapter.  4696 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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