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Taste as a basis for body wisdom.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21530560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sense of taste uses a variety of discrete receptor mechanisms to identify nutrients and toxins. Information from receptors is arrayed along a dimension of physiological welfare, which serves as the organizing principle of the taste system. This, in turn, drives central physiological and neurochemical processes that underlie hedonics: nutrients elicit reward; toxins, aversion. The sensitivity of the taste system, and so the placement of chemical stimuli along the welfare dimension, is modifiable based on level of satiety, experience, or physiological need. These modifications may be sufficient to guide the animal's food choices according to those that satisfy its needs at the moment. Thus, judicious changes in taste sensitivity of the rodent may underlie the demonstrated behavior of body wisdom.
Thomas R Scott
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2011-04-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiology & behavior     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1873-507X     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol. Behav.     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-03     Completed Date:  2011-10-14     Revised Date:  2014-03-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151504     Medline TA:  Physiol Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Feeding Behavior / physiology*
Taste / physiology*

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