Pyramid-Shaped Brain Cells Provide Algorithm for us to Recognize, Categorize Food


Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Summary: Brain regions best known for recognizing the potential horror of a hurricane also help us recognize, appreciate and categorize our food, scientists report.


 

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Dr. Joe Z. Tsien, neuroscientist in the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University


More Information: Jun Liu et al, “Neural Coding of Appetitive Food Experiences in the Amygdala”, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.nlm.2018.08.012


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