María José Simón

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The aim of this study was to examine the function of the lateral parabrachial area (LPB) in relation to the intragastric administration of nutrients. The consumption of flavors associated with intragastric nutrient administration and the subsequent food and water intake were measured in rats with lesions in the LPB. The results showed that bilateral LPB(More)
A study was undertaken of the role of the external lateral parabrachial subnucleus (PBNLe) in flavor preferences induced by the intragastric administration of predigested/cephalic food. These preferences were developed using two different learning procedures, concurrent and sequential. In the concurrent procedure, two different-flavored stimuli were(More)
Sensory information from the gastrointestinal system can be transmitted to the brain through the vagus nerve, the intermediate-caudal region of the nucleus of the solitary tract (NST), and various subnuclei of the parabrachial complex, notably the external lateral subnucleus (LPBe). The objective of the present study was to examine the relevance of this(More)
The insular cortex has been related to various sensory, regulatory, and learning processes, which frequently include affective-emotional components. The objective of this study was to investigate the possibility of inducing reinforcing effects by electrical stimulation of this cortical region in Wistar rats. Concurrent conditioned place preference tasks(More)
In this study we analyzed the effect of the intragastric administration of partially digested and natural nutrients on subsequent food intake, body weight and flavor acceptability in rats. The results showed that enterally administered natural nutrients reduced the subsequent ingestion of food to a greater degree compared with the same nutrients in(More)
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