Neural processing of gustatory information in insular circuits.

  title={Neural processing of gustatory information in insular circuits.},
  author={Arianna Maffei and Melissa S Haley and Alfredo Fontanini},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  volume={22 4},
The insular cortex is the primary cortical site devoted to taste processing. A large body of evidence is available for how insular neurons respond to gustatory stimulation in both anesthetized and behaving animals. Most of the reports describe broadly tuned neurons that are involved in processing the chemosensory, physiological and psychological aspects of gustatory experience. However little is known about how these neural responses map onto insular circuits. Particularly mysterious is the… CONTINUE READING

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