Role of the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract in Gustatory Processing

Role of the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract in Gustatory Processing

by Robert M. Bradley, Bradley M. Bradley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849342007

ISBN-13: 9780849342004

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The nucleus of the solitary tract (NST) provides an essential brainstem relay for three cranial nerves, coordinating highly complex sensory information. While other functions of the NST have received attention, its role in gustatory processing has received little. This work is the first reference on the NST devoted exclusively to gustatory processing. Compiling

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Overview

The nucleus of the solitary tract (NST) provides an essential brainstem relay for three cranial nerves, coordinating highly complex sensory information. While other functions of the NST have received attention, its role in gustatory processing has received little. This work is the first reference on the NST devoted exclusively to gustatory processing. Compiling past and current research into a single volume, it documents the anatomy of the NST, explores the properties of synaptic transmitters and neurons in the NST, compares the gustatory NST with the caudal NST, and considers the challenge involved with identifying NST neural circuits, as well as other areas needing research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849342004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Frontiers in Neuroscience Series
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Historical Perspectives; Robert M. Bradley

Anatomy of the Rostral Nucleus of the Solitary Tract; Michael S. King

Neurotransmitters and Receptors Expressed by rNST Neurons; Robert M. Bradley and Michael S. King

Reflex Connections; Robert M. Bradley and Miwon Kim

Neural Coding in the Rnst; David V. Smith and Christian H. Lemon

Development and Plasticity of the Gustatory Portion of Nucleus of the Solitary Tract; David L. Hill and Olivia L. May

rNST Circuits; Robert M. Bradley

Index

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