Wlodzimierz Kuran

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Animal studies suggest that induction of depression-like states may alter preference for sweet tastants. A major goal of the present study was to search for correlations between depressive symptoms measured by the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and taste responses to sweet and bitter substances. Thirty-three nonclinical volunteers rated intensity and(More)
Pleasant tastes and odors are considered phylogenetically old natural rewards and their hedonic evaluation is regarded as a good indicator of the reward system function. The primary aim of the present study was to compare pleasantness ratings of sucrose solutions (1-30%, w/w) and sweet liking/disliking status in 20 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and(More)
The similar localization of intracranial calcification in hypoparathyroidism and in Fahr disease without parathyroid gland disorder suggests that in these two disorders the pathomechanism of calcium phosphate deposition in the brain may be similar. It may be that in Fahr disease some factors, such as chronic respiratory alkalosis, could lead to(More)
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