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Florida State University, 1984
Neural basis of gustation, animal psychophysics, sensory processes, regulation of ingestive behavior, taste preferences and aversions.
- Assessment of taste function in mice with genetic deletions of taste receptors.
- Analysis of alterations in taste function and ingestive behavior associated with gastric bypass surgery.
- Evaluation of taste function following targeted damage in central gustatory structures.
- Analysis of taste function and feeding following transection and regeneration of gustatory nerves.
Neural basis of taste perception. Role of taste in guiding feeding and drinking behavior. Functional consequences of gustatory nerve transection and regeneration, selective central nervous system lesions, and genetic manipulations of the gustatory system on taste-related behavior in rodent models.