Consistent meal times improve performance on a daily time-place learning task

@article{Wall2019ConsistentMT,
  title={Consistent meal times improve performance on a daily time-place learning task},
  author={Kayla Wall and Leanna M. Lewis and Scott H. Deibel and Darcy Hallett and Christina M. Thorpe},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2019},
  volume={160},
  pages={26-32}
}
The ability of an animal to learn the spatiotemporal variability of stimuli is known as time-place learning (TPL). The present study investigated the role of the food-entrainable oscillator (FEO) in TPL. Rats were trained in an operant conditioning chamber which contained two levers that distributed a food reward, such that one lever provided food rewards in morning sessions, while the other lever provided food rewards in afternoon sessions. We expected that having access to the FEO would… CONTINUE READING