Neurons that encode sweetness identified in mice

nutrition-diet
neuroscience
perception
sensation
cognition-behavior
brain-mind
gastroenterology
model-organism
optogenetics
#1

While the peripheral taste system has been extensively investigated, relatively little is known about the contribution of CNS gustatory neurons in the sensation of taste.
In this new study, researchers have identified neurons in the brainstem that are responsible for encoding sweet tastes.

https://www.nips.ac.jp/eng/release/2019/05/post_389.html

3 Likes