Deactivation of dietary wariness through experience of novel food

@inproceedings{Marples2007DeactivationOD,
  title={Deactivation of dietary wariness through experience of novel food},
  author={Nicola M. Marples and M. Megan Quinlan and R. J. Thomas and David J. Kellya},
  year={2007}
}
When a forager encounters an unfamiliar type of food, it must decide whether to eat it and risk being poisoned or avoid eating it and risk forfeiting a potentially valuable resource. Birds typically respond to such situations with ‘‘dietary wariness’’; they show a transient aversion to approaching new food (neophobia), and many individuals also show a much longer lasting reluctance to consume the new food (dietary conservatism), even once neophobia has waned. Very little is known about how… CONTINUE READING

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