Electrical stimulation of the insular cortex induces flavor-preferences in rats.

  title={Electrical stimulation of the insular cortex induces flavor-preferences in rats.},
  author={Inmaculada Cubero and Amadeo Puerto},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={872 1-2},
The present study examined the role of the Insular cortex (IC) in flavor-guided behavior. For that purpose, a flavored stimulus was paired with delayed electrical stimulation of this region. In addition, a standard operant task explored the involvement of the IC in a prefrontal self-stimulation reward-circuit. The results showed strong preferences for the flavored stimulus previously paired to the Insular stimulation, in a discriminative free choice test. However, the operant task revealed a… CONTINUE READING

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