B G Galef

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of caloric, protein, and sodium deprivation on the affiliative behavior of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    B G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 115:192-5. 2001
  2. doi request reprint Animal traditions: experimental evidence of learning by imitation in an unlikely animal
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Biol 20:R555-6. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Animal communication: sniffing is about more than just smell
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S4K1
    Curr Biol 23:R272-3. 2013
  4. doi request reprint A case study in behavioral analysis, synthesis and attention to detail: social learning of food preferences
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    Behav Brain Res 231:266-71. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Preference for novel flavors in adult Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 117:96-100. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Socially transmitted food preferences can be used to study long-term memory in rats
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Learn Behav 31:160-4. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Approaches to the study of traditional behaviors of free-living animals
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Learn Behav 32:53-61. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Differences between golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) and Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in preference for the sole diet that they are eating
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 119:8-13. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Lack of interference in long-term memory for socially learned food preferences in rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 119:131-5. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of enclosure size on sexual behavior of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 120:433-7. 2006

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of caloric, protein, and sodium deprivation on the affiliative behavior of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    B G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 115:192-5. 2001
    ..The data indicate that (a) rats can distinguish both food-deprived and protein-deprived rats from replete rats and (b) the deprivation states of rats can affect their willingness to affiliate with deprived conspecifics...
  2. doi request reprint Animal traditions: experimental evidence of learning by imitation in an unlikely animal
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Biol 20:R555-6. 2010
    ..A new field study provides the first experimental evidence of learning by imitation in a free-living animal and demonstrates that social learning can maintain two behavioral traditions in a single population...
  3. doi request reprint Animal communication: sniffing is about more than just smell
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S4K1
    Curr Biol 23:R272-3. 2013
    ..Sniffing not only facilitates acquisition of olfactory information, but unexpectedly, also serves as a medium for communication...
  4. doi request reprint A case study in behavioral analysis, synthesis and attention to detail: social learning of food preferences
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    Behav Brain Res 231:266-71. 2012
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Preference for novel flavors in adult Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 117:96-100. 2003
    ..These experiments provide the first evidence of a robust, exposure-induced decrease infood preference in rats lasting for days rather than minutes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Socially transmitted food preferences can be used to study long-term memory in rats
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Learn Behav 31:160-4. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Approaches to the study of traditional behaviors of free-living animals
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Learn Behav 32:53-61. 2004
    ..Armchair analyses of field data can produce interesting hypotheses but cannot test them. Field experiments to determine how behaviors of interest develop in population members provide a promising way forward...
  8. ncbi request reprint Differences between golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) and Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in preference for the sole diet that they are eating
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 119:8-13. 2005
    ..Such a response might aid dietary generalists in constructing balanced diets when no single available food is nutritionally adequate...
  9. ncbi request reprint Lack of interference in long-term memory for socially learned food preferences in rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 119:131-5. 2005
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of enclosure size on sexual behavior of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 120:433-7. 2006
    ..Patterns of affiliation and of mating in a confining laboratory apparatus thus predicted behavior in a larger enclosure that provided female quail with opportunity to avoid contact with male quail...
  11. ncbi request reprint Social influences on food choices of Norway rats and mate choices of Japanese quail
    Bennett G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1
    Appetite 39:179-80. 2002
  12. ncbi request reprint Demonstration of a socially transmitted flavor aversion in rats? Kuan and Colwill (1997) revisited
    B G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Psychon Bull Rev 7:631-5. 2000
    ..These results raise questions about the generality of Kuan and Colwill's (1997) demonstration of socially transmitted flavor aversions in Norway rats...
  13. ncbi request reprint Food stealing by young Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    B G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 115:16-21. 2001
    ..Results suggest that food stealing is a mode of active seeking of information about what foods to eat...
  14. ncbi request reprint Interaction with demonstrator rats changes observer rats' affective responses to flavors
    B G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 111:393-8. 1997
    ..Results of both experiments indicated that interaction with demonstrator rats changed observer rats' affective responses to flavors...
  15. ncbi request reprint Social influences on the amount of food eaten by Norway rats
    B G Galef
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Appetite 34:327-32. 2000
    ..This short-term increase in observer intake of unfamiliar foods appeared to result from socially-induced motivation to ingest unfamiliar foods rather than from socially-induced reduction in neophobia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of gonadectomy in infancy and adulthood on handedness in male and female Mongolian gerbils
    M M Clark
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Behav Neurosci 112:1026-9. 1998
    ..It was concluded that gonadal hormones have organizational as well as possible activational effects on adult patterns of forelimb use by gerbils...
  17. ncbi request reprint A testosterone-mediated trade-off between parental and sexual effort in male mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus)
    M M Clark
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 113:388-95. 1999
    ..The findings are consistent with E. D. Ketterson and V. Nolan's (1994) hypothesis implicating T in mediating trade-offs between parental and sexual effort...
  18. ncbi request reprint Ethanol consumption by rat dams during gestation, lactation and weaning increases ethanol consumption by their adolescent young
    P Lynne Honey
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    Dev Psychobiol 42:252-60. 2003
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  19. ncbi request reprint Socially induced delayed reproduction in female Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus): is there anything special about dominant females?
    Mertice M Clark
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 116:363-8. 2002
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  20. doi request reprint Social learning of food preferences in rodents: rapid appetitive learning
    Bennett G Galef
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Protoc Neurosci . 2003
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of consanguinity, exposure to pregnant females, and stimulation from young on male gerbils' responses to pups
    M M Clark
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Dev Psychobiol 39:257-64. 2001
    ..We speculate on the reasons why a male's response to pups might be affected by his exposure to a pregnant female and stimuli from pups, but not by the probability that the pups were his own offspring...
  22. ncbi request reprint Age-related changes in paternal responses of gerbils parallel changes in their testosterone concentrations
    M M Clark
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    Dev Psychobiol 39:179-87. 2001
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Sex and intrauterine position influence the size of the gerbil hippocampus
    D F Sherry
    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Physiol Behav 60:1491-4. 1996
    ..Possible explanations for the absence of a sex difference in hippocampal size in male and female gerbils from 2F and 2M intrauterine positions are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Avoidance of relatively aggressive male Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica) by sexually experienced conspecific females
    Alexander G Ophir
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 119:3-7. 2005
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  25. ncbi request reprint Eggs of a female Japanese quail are more likely to be fertilized by a male that she prefers
    Kamini N Persaud
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 119:251-6. 2005
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  26. ncbi request reprint Female Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) mated with males that harassed them are unlikely to lay fertilized eggs
    Kamini N Persaud
    Department of Psychology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 119:440-6. 2005
    ..Male sexual harassment appears to be a tactic both aversive to female quail and relatively ineffective in fertilizing them...
  27. ncbi request reprint Long lasting effects of rearing by an ethanol-consuming dam on voluntary ethanol consumption by rats
    P Lynne Honey
    Department of Psychology and Sociology, Grant MacEwan College, 10700 104th Ave, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 4S2
    Appetite 43:261-8. 2004
    ..Our data also provided confirmation of previous reports of an experience-independent greater affinity for ethanol in younger rats...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of ethanol consumption by adult female rats on subsequent consumption by adolescents
    P Lynne Honey
    Department of Psychology and Sociology, Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, Alta, Canada T5J 4S2
    Appetite 42:299-306. 2004
    ....