Basolateral amygdala glutamatergic activation enhances taste aversion through NMDA receptor activation in the insular cortex.

@article{Ferreira2005BasolateralAG,
  title={Basolateral amygdala glutamatergic activation enhances taste aversion through NMDA receptor activation in the insular cortex.},
  author={G Ferreira and Mar{\'i}a Isabel Miranda and Vanesa De la Cruz and Carlos J Rodr{\'i}guez-Ortiz and Federico Berm{\'u}dez-Rattoni},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={2596-604}
}
In conditioned taste aversion (CTA), a subject learns to associate a novel taste with visceral malaise. Brainstem, limbic and neocortical structures have been implicated in CTA memory formation. Nevertheless, the role of interactions between forebrain structures during these processes is still unknown. The present experiment was aimed at investigating the possible interaction between the basolateral nucleus of the amygdala (BLA) and the insular cortex (IC) during CTA memory formation. Injection… CONTINUE READING