SatB2PBN-expressing neurons in the parabrachial nucleus play a key role in processing and encoding sweet tastes. The SatB2PBN neurons relay sweet taste signals from the gustatory thalamus to the cortex in mouse models.
A new theoretical model helps explain how the gustatory cortex mediates the expectation of receiving a taste. The model sheds light on the neural basis of expectation.
According to a new study, the area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of OCD is activated in obese children when they smell food.