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New Methods to Study Gustatory Coding

New Methods to Study Gustatory Coding

Article DOI: 10.3791/55868
June 29th, 2017


Summary June 29th, 2017

We present three new methods to study gustatory coding. Using a simple animal, the moth Manduca sexta (Manduca), we describe a dissection protocol, the use of extracellular tetrodes to record the activity of multiple gustatory receptor neurons, and a system for delivering and monitoring precisely timed pulses of tastants.


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