Prolonged insula activation during perception of aftertaste

  title={Prolonged insula activation during perception of aftertaste},
  author={George Andrew James and Xuebing Li and Grant E. Dubois and Lei Zhou and Xiaoping Hu},
Although a critical component of taste perception, the neural basis of aftertaste perception has yet to be elucidated with neuroimaging. This functional neuroimaging study assessed the temporal dynamics of neural responses to sucrose and aspartame in eight healthy volunteers. Aspartame has a sweetness flavor profile similar to sucrose but a longer temporal profile. Participants underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging while tasting sucrose and aspartame solutions administered through a… Expand
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