Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Nesha Star Burghardt

Second Advisor

Daniel McCloskey

Academic Program Adviser

Sandeep Prasada


We used conditioned place preference to investigate whether activity-based anorexia would enhance the rewarding effects of running, causing running to be more rewarding than eating. We found that food restricted mice showed a clear preference for the food-associated chamber, and a subset of activity-based anorexia mice preferred the wheel-associated chamber.



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