Cortical unit responses to chemical stimulation of the oral cavity in the rat

E. Kosar, G. J. Schwartz

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Abstract

The gustatory sensitivity of individual cortical neurons in the rat was examined using a wide range of chemical stimuli. Several subsets of cortical taste cells were identified based on similarities in their response profiles. Although adjacent cortical neurons can differ in their responsiveness to individual tastants, some overlap in taste sensitivities is usually observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-224
Number of pages13
JournalBrain Research
Volume513
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 16 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cortex
  • Cortical processing
  • Gustation
  • Insular cortex
  • Neurophysiology
  • Rat
  • Taste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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