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2011-04-07 12:53:16

NIH-funded scientists report findings on olfactory clues to Alzheimer's disease, the sweet taste of anticipation, and the impact of autoimmune diseases on taste during research meeting in St. Pete Beach, Fla. What: Scientists supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the National Institutes of Health, will be presenting their latest research findings at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS)....

2009-09-30 07:45:03

U.S. scientists say reductions in the firing rates of the brain's background nerve cells occur when monkeys intensely focus on a visual stimulus. Salk Institute researchers in La Jolla, Calif., said that finding is important because a reduction in firing rates of nerve cells not involved in the attention-demanding task contribute more to the improved attention than does the increase in firing rates of the neurons responding to the stimulus. Until now, it had been assumed an increase in the...

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2009-01-23 09:18:29

Duke University Medical System researchers have discovered there are differing taste pathways for nicotine, which could provide a new approach for future smoking-cessation products. "We learned some of nicotine's secrets," said Albino Oliveira-Maia, M.D., Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow of the Duke Department of Neurobiology. "This is the first study to explore both the peripheral taste pathways activated by nicotine, and how these pathways are integrated in sensory areas of the brain." The...

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2008-12-26 09:10:00

Thanks to new imaging technology, scientists are able to see neurons that are critical to how people and animals learn from experience.Researchers at the University of Washington used a new imaging technique to examine the brains of rats that had been subjected to conditioned taste aversion training.  They were able to visualize individual neurons that were activated as a result of the experiment.  More than a century ago, Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov conditioned his dog to...


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