Responses from parabrachial gustatory neurons in behaving rats.

  title={Responses from parabrachial gustatory neurons in behaving rats.},
  author={H Nishijo and Ralph Norgren},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={63 4},
1. The responses of a total of 70 single neurons were recorded from the parabrachial nuclei (PBN) in awake rats. In 59 neurons, sapid stimuli (0.5 ml) elicited significant taste responses. Of these 59 neurons, 10 also had significant responses to water. The mean spontaneous rate of the taste neurons was 13.4 +/- 6.9 (SD) spikes/s. Of the remaining 11 neurons, 9 responded significantly only to water; 2 had no significant responses to the standard fluid stimuli. 2. Based on the magnitude of their… CONTINUE READING