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NeurogastronomyHow the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters$
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Gordon Shepherd

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231159111

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.001.0001

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Putting It Together

Putting It Together

The Human Brain Flavor System

(p.155) Chapter Eighteen Putting It Together

Gordon M. Shepherd

Columbia University Press

This chapter discusses the human brain flavor system, which is at the heart of neurogastronomy. The human brain flavor system can be thought of as containing two stages. The first stage is the sensory systems that feed into it and transform the individual sensory representations into the combined sense of flavor. These sensory systems—smell, taste, mouth-sense, sight, and sound—receive stimuli and convert them into neural representations. The second stage is the action systems that draw on the full capacity of the human brain systems that generate and control our behavior. These action systems deal with emotion, memory, decisions, plasticity, language, and consciousness.

Keywords:   human brain flavor system, neurogastronomy, sensory systems, action sytsems

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