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Brain Res. 1994 Oct 3;659(1-2):263-6.

Functional anatomy of taste perception in the human brain studied with positron emission tomography.

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Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

Abstract

Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was measured with positron emission tomography (PET) in 10 normal volunteers with the purpose of measuring rCBF changes related to taste physiology. Discrimination of 0.18% saline from pure water was associated with significantly increased rCBF values in the thalamus, the insular cortex, the anterior cingulate gyrus, the parahippocampal gyrus, the lingual gyrus, the caudate nucleus, and the temporal gyri. The results indicate that rCBF changes in these structures may reflect oral exposure to salt.

PMID:
7820672
DOI:
10.1016/0006-8993(94)90890-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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