This review deals with an animal's ability to sense foods in the environment up to the point of swallowing (using vision, olfaction, taste, texture, position and palatability), i.e., where awareness of food is clearly conscious. Then the consequences of eating at the levels of the digestive tract, tissue supply of nutrients and adipose tissue are considered and, finally how these various facets might be integrated in the central nervous system is discussed.
|Publication Title||Applied Animal Behaviour Science|
|Author Address||Department of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK.|
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