Circadian rhythm dissociation induced by periodic feeding in rats with suprachiasmatic lesions.

@article{Stephan1983CircadianRD,
  title={Circadian rhythm dissociation induced by periodic feeding in rats with suprachiasmatic lesions.},
  author={Friedrich K. Stephan},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={1983},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={81-98}
}
Rats with lesions of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) were maintained in constant darkness and placed on restricted feeding schedules with 1 h access to food twice per day. When both schedules had a 24 h period and food access was spaced 12 h apart, all rats with SCN lesions displayed anticipatory activity to both feedings. In the first experiment, the period of one schedule was then changed to 25 h while the other continued with a period of 24 h. None of the rats with SCN lesions were able to… CONTINUE READING

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