THALAMIC TASTE AREA

the region of the thalamus which transmits taste data from the solitary nucleus to the main taste cortex. About one third of its neurons react to taste; others are turned on by touch or temperature arousal of the mouth or even the anticipation of an approaching taste stimulant.

THALAMIC TASTE AREA: "The thalamic taste area seems to be inactive, and almost numb to any stimulus."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "THALAMIC TASTE AREA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/thalamic-taste-area/ (accessed October 1, 2020).
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