Located in the orbitofrontal area of the cerebral cortex, it is the second cortical relay for taste (see also: primary taste cortex). Determines gustatory stimuli as being either positive (pleasant and rewarding), or negative (unpleasant and undesirable). This determination then is combined with visual, olfactory, and touch determinations to render a unified recognition of flavor.

SECONDARY TASTE CORTEX: "The secondary taste cortex defines flavors either positively or negatively."
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