Overview of Methodological Approaches to the Study of Ingestive Behavior
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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.
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Hoebel, B. G., & Wellman, P. J.
Current Protocols in Neuroscience