Chorda tympani and lingual nerve responses to astringent compounds in rodents

@article{Schiffman1992ChordaTA,
  title={Chorda tympani and lingual nerve responses to astringent compounds in rodents},
  author={Susan S. Schiffman and Mark S. Suggs and L. Sostman and Sidney Arthur Simon},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={1992},
  volume={51},
  pages={55-63}
}
A wide variety of compounds in foods and beverages produce astringent sensations when introduced into the oral cavity. There is controversy, however, whether "astringency," with its associated puckering and drying sensations, is a fundamental taste quality or is a tactile sensation. To address this issue, electrophysiological recordings were made from the gerbil chorda tympani nerve and the rat lingual nerve. The chorda tympani nerve transmits taste information from the anterior 2/3 of the… CONTINUE READING
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