Multisensory Processing of Gustatory Stimuli.


Conference Paper

Gustatory perception is inherently multimodal, since approximately the same time that intra-oral stimuli activate taste receptors, somatosensory information is concurrently sent to the CNS. We review evidence that gustatory perception is intrinsically linked to concurrent somatosensory processing. We will show that processing of multisensory information can occur at the level of the taste cells through to the gustatory cortex. We will also focus on the fact that the same chemical and physical stimuli that activate the taste system also activate the somatosensory system (SS), but they may provide different types of information to guide behavior.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Simon, SA; de Araujo, IE; Stapleton, JR; Nicolelis, MAL

Published Date

  • June 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 95 - 102

PubMed ID

  • 26322150

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26322150

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1936-5802

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12078-008-9014-4

Conference Location

  • United States