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appetitive behaviour

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consummatory

consummatory  

In animals, applied to behaviour associated with the achievement of a goal (e.g. the eating of food) as distinct from appetitive behaviour (e.g. searching for food).
exploratory behaviour

exploratory behaviour  

A form of appetitive behaviour that may be goal-orientated (e.g. the search for food or nesting material) or concerned with the examination of areas or articles with which an animal is unfamiliar, in ...
goal

goal  

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The state that is presumed to exist within the brain of an animal and which corresponds to a state of affairs the animal seeks to achieve. It is inferred from observation of the stimuli that ...
hunger

hunger  

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The desire for food that can be a pleasant sensation under normal circumstances but can be very unpleasant, even painful, if not satisfied in a timely manner. Hunger is a dominant feeling, both ...

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