Vagotomy produces learned food aversions in the rat.

  title={Vagotomy produces learned food aversions in the rat.},
  author={I. Leonard Bernstein and Lisa Elane Goehler},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={97 4},
Subdiaphragmatic vagotomy produces hypophagia and weight loss in normal rats and can reverse the hyperphagia and obesity of rats with ventromedial hypothalamic lesions. Vagotomy surgery can also produce symptoms of nausea and discomfort. Since such symptoms are highly effective as unconditioned stimuli in food aversion conditioning, the present studies… CONTINUE READING