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Habituation and recovery of salivation and motivated responding for food in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16624446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Salivary responses habituate to repeated presentations of food cues, and these responses recover when new food stimuli are presented. Research suggests that within-session changes in motivated responding for food may also habituate, and motivated responding may, therefore, recover when new foods are presented. The purpose of this study was to evaluate similarities in the pattern of salivation and motivated responding for a cheeseburger stimulus in children, followed by either a novel stimulus (French fries) or another cheeseburger trial. The order of the task (salivation or motivation) was counterbalanced over days. Salivation and motivated responding for cheeseburger were reliably reduced over seven trials, and responses recovered after presentation of French fries on trial 8. Random regression models showed a significant relationship between the rate of change in motivated responding and salivation. These results provide additional support for similarities in processes that regulate salivation and motivated responding for food and strengthen support for the hypothesis that changes in motivated responding can be understood by habituation theory.
Jennifer L Temple; Kristine M Kent; April M Giacomelli; Rocco A Paluch; James N Roemmich; Leonard H Epstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2006-04-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-19     Completed Date:  2007-01-12     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Food Preferences / psychology*
Habituation, Psychophysiologic*
Regression Analysis
Salivation / physiology*
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