Taste and tactile responsiveness of neurons in the posterior diencephalon of the channel catfish.

@article{Lamb1993TasteAT,
  title={Taste and tactile responsiveness of neurons in the posterior diencephalon of the channel catfish.},
  author={Cheryl Lamb and J. R. Caprio},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1993},
  volume={337 3},
  pages={419-30}
}
Many teleosts possess an enlargement of the ventral diencephalon called the inferior lobe. In ostariophysine species (e.g., carps and catfishes), this region receives ascending fibers from the primary and secondary gustatory centers in the hindbrain. Extracellular unit activity was recorded from identified nuclei in the inferior lobe of the channel catfish to characterize taste and tactile responsiveness from the different nuclei associated with gustatory projections. Taste responses (to amino… CONTINUE READING