New Map Shows Where Tastes are Coded in the Brain: How Does the Brain Know What the Tongue Knows?

New Map Shows Where Tastes are Coded in the Brain: How Does the Brain Know What the Tongue Knows? – HHMI News

Each taste, from sweet to salty, is sensed by a unique set of neurons in the brains of mice, new research reveals. The findings demonstrate that neurons that respond to specific tastes are arranged discretely in what the scientists call a “gustotopic map.” This is the first map that shows how taste is represented in the mammalian brain.

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