Gustatory neural coding in the pons

@article{Perrotto1976GustatoryNC,
  title={Gustatory neural coding in the pons},
  author={R S Perrotto and Thomas R. Scott},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={1976},
  volume={110},
  pages={283-300}
}
Third-order neurons from the pontine taste area (PTA) were analyzed in accordance with the across-fiber pattern theory of gustatory neural coding. Single neuron responses, evoked by chemical stimulation of the tongue, were recorded from the PTA of acute Nembutalized rats. They reveal that PTA neurons are broadly sensitive to stimuli representing the 4 putative basic taste qualities. Of 35 neurons, 33 responded to at least 3 of the 4 quality classes. Time course analyses indicate that stimuli… CONTINUE READING

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