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Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Gordon Shepherd

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This book embarks on a paradigm-shifting trip through the “human brain flavor system,” laying the foundations for a new scientific field: neurogastronomy. Challenging the belief that the sense of ... More


Retronasal Smell and the New Age of Flavor

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This introductory chapter provides the author's account of the origins of the present volume, which can be traced back to his decision to shift his focus as a neuroscientist from studying the ... More


Dogs, Humans, and Retronasal Smell

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter compares the human adaptation for smell with that of the dog. Dogs are adapted primarily for sniffing in smells of the environment, whereas humans are adapted primarily for sensing smell ... More


Putting It Together: The Human Brain Flavor System

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

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 ... More


Smell, Flavor, and Consciousness

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0026
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

For a sensory stimulus to be perceived, we need to be conscious, alert, and paying attention. While understanding all these brain mechanisms goes far beyond the main subject matter of ... More


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