Functions of the orbitofrontal and pregenual cingulate cortex in taste, olfaction, appetite and emotion.

@article{Rolls2008FunctionsOT,
  title={Functions of the orbitofrontal and pregenual cingulate cortex in taste, olfaction, appetite and emotion.},
  author={Edmund T. Rolls},
  journal={Acta physiologica Hungarica},
  year={2008},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={131-64}
}
Complementary neurophysiological recordings in macaques and functional neuroimaging in humans show that the primary taste cortex in the rostral insula and adjoining frontal operculum provides separate and combined representations of the taste, temperature, and texture (including viscosity and fat texture) of food in the mouth independently of hunger and thus of reward value and pleasantness. One synapse on, in the orbitofrontal cortex, these sensory inputs are for some neurons combined by… CONTINUE READING

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