Behavioral Responsivity to Tastes in Developing Rats

  • Priscilla Kehoe
  • Elliott M. Blass
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The development of taste responsivity has recently attracted considerable attention from neurophysiologists’ who have studied taste ontogeny in the sheep,2,3 an animal with a lengthy gestation period (circa 150 days) and rats,4,5,6 whose gestation period is considerably shorter, (22 days). In general, it appears that, in sheep, taste development is a prenatal phenomenon such that at birth the system is mature, morphologically and electrophysiologically at least.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priscilla Kehoe
    • 1
  • Elliott M. Blass
    • 1
  1. 1.The Department of PsychologyJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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