JN-00297-2003 Human Cortical Responses to Water in the Mouth , and the Effects of Thirst

@inproceedings{Arajo2003JN002972003HC,
  title={JN-00297-2003 Human Cortical Responses to Water in the Mouth , and the Effects of Thirst},
  author={Ivan E. de Ara{\'u}jo and Morten L. Kringelbach and Edmund T. Rolls and Francis Mcglone},
  year={2003}
}
SUMMARY In an event-related fMRI study in humans it was shown, first, that water produces activations in cortical taste areas (in particular the frontal operculum/anterior insula which is the primate primary taste cortex, and the caudal orbitofrontal / secondary taste cortex) comparable to those produced by the prototypical tastants salt and glucose. Second, the activations in the frontal operculum/anterior insula produced by water when thirsty were still as large after the subjects had… CONTINUE READING