Saturday, March 11, 2006

Taste like shit...

I was surfing around and looking on what's new on nature neuroscience, when I fall on a paper by Jack Nitschke. They did MRIf on tasting. I like this kind of paper which show the control of mind over the sensory system. I didn't read it all, but I feel that nature doesn't let a shitty paper comes out on their pages.

They showed that if we expecting a less aversive taste than the reality, we have less activation in opeculum and in insula. Moreover, the behavioral response on the taste is also gonna be less stronger. That give us a good trick for when we have to eat stuff that doesn't taste good: close your eye and think that's taste amazing.


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