The Running Wheel Enhances Food Anticipatory Activity: An Exploratory Study

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Flôres, Danilo E. F. L.; Bettilyon, Crystal N.; Jia, Lori; Yamazaki, Shin;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, volume 10 (issn: 1662-5153, eissn: 1662-5153)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4932273, doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00143
  • Subject: reward | mouse | circadian | Neuroscience | food-entrainable oscillator | Original Research | restricted feeding
    mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanisms | human activities | psychological phenomena and processes | musculoskeletal, neural, and ocular physiology

Rodents anticipate rewarding stimuli such as daily meals, mates, and stimulant drugs. When a single meal is provided daily at a fixed time of day, an increase in activity, known as food anticipatory activity (FAA), occurs several hours before feeding time. The factors a... View more
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