Evolution of gustation


Journal Article (Chapter)

The evolutionary success of most mammalian species results in part from their ability to efficiently select nutrients in order to maintain energy, fluid and temperature homeostasis. It is shown that efficient ingestive behavior depends on several structures located in the mammalian cortex. Moreover, the anatomical and functional markers of these structures were largely conserved across different species. In particular, the mammalian gustatory cortex achieves integration of visceral, metabolic, olfactory, somatosensory and taste inputs in order to appropriately control feeding. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 329 - 339

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B0-12-370878-8/00079-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus