Taste perception in patients with insular cortex lesions.


Research on nonhuman primates suggests that the primary taste cortex in humans is located in the rostrodorsal insula. Qualitative and quantitative assessment of taste perception was performed on 6 patients with unilateral damage to the insula, 3 patients with brain damage outside the insula, and 11 age-matched, normal subjects. Each subject identified the… (More)