Functions of the anterior insula in taste, autonomic, and related functions.

  title={Functions of the anterior insula in taste, autonomic, and related functions.},
  author={Edmund T. Rolls},
  journal={Brain and cognition},
The anterior insula contains the primary taste cortex, in which neurons in primates respond to different combinations providing a distributed representation of different prototypical tastes, oral texture including fat texture, and oral temperature. These taste neurons do not represent food reward value, in that feeding to satiety does not reduce their responses to zero, in contrast to the next stage of processing, the orbitofrontal cortex, where food reward value is represented. Corresponding… CONTINUE READING
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