The purpose of NEURAL MECHANISM in TASTE is to emphasize physiological principles and reveal new insights of this most recent research. This book is aimed to reach scientists within the broad area of neurophysiology as well as those in other disciplines who have interests in sensory mechanisms. The focus is on two major themes--peripheral mechanisms and neural processing at the central level. Every chapter is written by an expert on the subject matter, including definitive updates on the status of each topic. This work is not only useful to researchers in taste, but also to basic and applied scientists in related fields (such as food technology), doctoral and postdoctoral students.
Mechanisms of Taste Transduction. Neurophysiology of the Developing Taste System. Peripheral Mechanisms of Mammalian Sweet Taste. Taste Modifiers and Sweet Proteins. Chemoreception in Aquatic Invertebrates. Gustatory Mechanisms of a Specific Appetite. Interaction of Taste and Ingestion. Brainstream Mechanisms of Gustation. Role of the Cortical Gustatory Area in Taste Discrimination.