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Conditioned Taste Aversion: Memory of a Special Kind

Jan Bures, F. Bermudez-Rattoni, and T. Yamamoto


Conditioned taste aversion (CTA) is a robust defence device protecting animals against the repeated consumption of toxic food. CTA is due to an association of the gustatory conditional stimulus (CS) with the delayed visceral unconditional stimulus (US). Chapter 1 gives a brief survey of the history of CTA. Chapter 2 describes the methodology of behavioral tests undertaken. Chapter 3 reviews the centers in the brainstem, the diencephalon and insular cortex: the removal of which interferes with CTA. Chapter 4 deals with CTA disruption by local inactivation of insular cortex and of various extrac ... More

Keywords: malaise, history of CTA, behavioral tests, brainstem, diencephalon, insular cortex, drugs, electrophysiology, c-fos early genes, fetal grafts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198523475
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523475.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Bures, author
Institute of Physiology, Videnska

F. Bermudez-Rattoni, author
Instituto de Fisiologia Cellular, UNAM

T. Yamamoto, author
Osaka University