consummatory behaviour

Related to consummatory behaviour: comportment

consummatory behaviour

n
(Psychology) psychol any behaviour that leads directly to the satisfaction of an innate drive, e.g. eating or drinking
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With regard to the second explanation - effects due to maternal behaviour alterations, several studies implicating high salt diet during gestation and lactation, produced nursing changes accompanied by modifications in the consummatory behaviour of the offspring (Contreras et al.
Effects of a Reward Downshift on the Consummatory Behaviour and Flower Choices of Bumblebee Foragers.
Exposure to the calls of predators of mice activates defensive mechanisms and inhibits consummatory behaviour in an inbred mouse strain.
Orofacial movements constitute fundamental motor patterns with essential roles in consummatory behaviour, self-care, defensive and attack behaviours, vocalisation and, in higher mammals, verbal as well as non-verbal communication.