Taste pathways in rat brainstem

R. Norgren, C. M. Leonard

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By means of a combination of electrophysiological and anatomical procedures, the projections of the anterior portion of the solitary nucleus were traced to the parabrachial nuclei in the pons, structures hitherto not considered to be included in the taste pathway. Responses to taste stimuli were recorded from this pontine area. Lesions in the pontine taste area resulted in degeneration of fibers reaching the lingual area in the thalamus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1136-1139
Number of pages4
Issue number4002
StatePublished - 1971

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