A physiological control theory of food intake in the rat: Mark 1

Booth, D A and Toates, F M (1974) A physiological control theory of food intake in the rat: Mark 1. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 3 (6). pp. 442-444. ISSN 0090-5054

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The theory that current supply of readily used energy is the primary control in feeding is embodied in a computer model of energy flows from the gut and to or from storage as fat. Values for all parameters are derived from physiological data. Meal patterns and cumulative food intakes are realistically predicted for normal and VMH- lesioned rats.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper is in a series on quantitative data-based simulations of the learnt physiological and societal influences on eating patterns, starting with Booth & Toates 1974, two comments in Nature arising from this paper (1974, 1978), for chapters by Booth (1978, 1980, 1981; one co-authored by Mather, 1978) and a journal-published review lecture including dietary restraint (1988).
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0180 Experimental psychology
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD0241 Organic chemistry > QD0415 Biochemistry
Q Science > QP Physiology
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP0001 General Including influence of the environment > QP0136 Appetite
Depositing User: prof. David Booth
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2015 12:43
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2015 12:43
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56348
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