Social influences on rats' (Rattus norvegicus) preferences for flavored foods, scented nest materials, and odors associated with harborage sites: are flavored food special?

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We undertook in several experiments to determine whether the enhanced preference an observer rat (Rattus norvegicus) exhibits for a food after it interacts with a demonstrator rat fed that food reflects a general enhancement of the observer's preference for objects smelling like the food its demonstrator ate or results from a change in olfactory preference… (More)

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@article{Galef1994SocialIO, title={Social influences on rats' (Rattus norvegicus) preferences for flavored foods, scented nest materials, and odors associated with harborage sites: are flavored food special?}, author={Bennett G. Galef and C P Iliffe and Elaine E. Whiskin}, journal={Journal of comparative psychology}, year={1994}, volume={108 3}, pages={266-73} }