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Dietary awareness

By J. M. Forbes

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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.

Date 1998
Publication Title Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Volume 57
Issue 3/4
Pages 287-297
ISBN/ISSN 0168-1591
Language English
Author Address Department of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK.
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  1. Animal behavior
  2. Animal nutrition
  3. Appetite
  4. Awareness
  5. Feeding behavior
  6. Learning ability
  7. Learning capacity
  8. nervous system
  9. odors
  10. olfaction
  11. palatability
  12. peer-reviewed
  13. Reviews
  14. sight
  15. taste
  16. texture
  17. vision
  1. peer-reviewed