Overview of Methodological Approaches to the Study of Ingestive Behavior Chapter uri icon


  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hoebel, B. G., & Wellman, P. J.

citation count

  • 0

Book Title

  • Current Protocols in Neuroscience

publication date

  • May 1998