Neural networks distinguish between taste qualities based on receptor cell population responses.

@article{Varkevisser2001NeuralND,
  title={Neural networks distinguish between taste qualities based on receptor cell population responses.},
  author={B Varkevisser and Diana Coomes Peterson and Tatsuya Ogura and Sue C Kinnamon},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={499-505}
}
Response features of taste receptor cell action potentials were examined using an artificial neural network to determine whether they contain information about taste quality. Using the loose patch technique to record from hamster taste buds in vivo we recorded population responses of single fungiform papillae to NaCl (100 mM), sucrose (200 mM) and the synthetic sweetener NC-00274-01 (NC-01) (200 microM). Features of each response describing both burst and inter-burst characteristics were then… CONTINUE READING