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The Insular Cortex Controls Food Preferences Independently of Taste Receptor Signaling

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, January 2012
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Title
The Insular Cortex Controls Food Preferences Independently of Taste Receptor Signaling
Published in
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, January 2012
DOI 10.3389/fnsys.2012.00005
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Authors

Albino J. Oliveira-Maia, Ivan E. de Araujo, Clara Monteiro, Virginia Workman, Vasco Galhardo, Miguel A. L. Nicolelis

Abstract

The insular cortex (IC) contains the primary sensory cortex for oral chemosensation including gustation, and its integrity is required for appropriate control of feeding behavior. However, it remains unknown whether the role of this brain area in food selection relies on the presence of peripheral taste input. Using multielectrode recordings, we found that the responses of populations of neurons in the IC of freely licking, sweet-blind Trpm5(-/-) mice are modulated by the rewarding postingestive effects of sucrose. FOS immunoreactivity analyses revealed that these responses are restricted to the dorsal insula. Furthermore, bilateral lesions in this area abolished taste-independent preferences for sucrose that can be conditioned in these Trpm5(-/-) animals while preserving their ability to detect sucrose. Overall, these findings demonstrate that, even in the absence of peripheral taste input, IC regulates food choices based on postingestive signals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
India 2 3%
Italy 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
France 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 64 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 26%
Researcher 17 24%
Professor 6 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Student > Master 5 7%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 7 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 33%
Neuroscience 21 29%
Psychology 6 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 6%
Engineering 3 4%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 10 14%

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