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Gustatory insular cortex, aversive taste memory and taste neophobia
(Elsevier Inc., 2015-03)
Prior research indicates a role for the gustatory insular cortex (GC) in taste neophobia. Rats with lesions of the GC show much weaker avoidance to a novel and potentially dangerous taste than do neurologically intact ...
Inhibiting gustatory thalamus or medial amygdala has opposing effects on taste neophobia
Taste neophobia is a feeding system defense mechanism that limits consumption of an unknown, and therefore potentially dangerous, edible until the post-ingestive consequences are experienced. We found that transient ...
The effects of amygdala and cortical inactivation on taste neophobia
The current study examined the effects of transient inactivation of the basolateral amygdala (BLA; Experiment 1) and gustatory cortex (GC; Experiment 2) on the expression of taste neophobia and its recovery. We found that ...