How food odorants are represented in flavor perception. CALS Impact Statement uri icon

abstract

  • This sensory representation of the external chemical world in the brain is a translation of stimulus features into a neural sensory map. It is the nature of this sensory map -- how it is established by stimulant patterns, how it varies in a population, and ultimately how it modulates other brain functions, e.g. emotions (joy) or behavior (buying wine)-- that is the goal of our research.