NMDA and muscarinic receptors of the nucleus accumbens have differential effects on taste memory formation.

@article{RamrezLugo2006NMDAAM,
  title={NMDA and muscarinic receptors of the nucleus accumbens have differential effects on taste memory formation.},
  author={Leticia Ram{\'i}rez-Lugo and Sergio Zavala-Vega and Federico Berm{\'u}dez-Rattoni},
  journal={Learning & memory},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={45-51}
}
Animals recognize a taste cue as aversive when it has been associated with post-ingestive malaise; this associative learning is known as conditioned taste aversion (CTA). When an animal consumes a new taste and no negative consequences follow, it becomes recognized as a safe signal, leading to an increase in its consumption in subsequent presentations (attenuation of neophobia, AN). It has been shown that the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) has an important role in taste learning. To elucidate the… CONTINUE READING

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