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Variation in thermally induced taste response across thermal tasters (2018)
Journal Article
Skinner, M., Eldeghaidy, S., Ford, R., Giesbrecht, T., Thomas, A., Francis, S., & Hort, J. (2018). Variation in thermally induced taste response across thermal tasters. Physiology and Behavior, 188, (67-78). doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.01.017. ISSN 1873-507X

Thermal tasters (TTs) perceive thermally induced taste (thermal taste) sensations when the tongue is stimulated with temperature in the absence of gustatory stimuli, while thermal non tasters (TnTs) only perceive temperature. This is the first study... Read More

Prior consumption of a fat meal in healthy adults modulates the brain’s response to fat (2016)
Journal Article
Eldeghaidy, S., Marciani, L., Hort, J., Hollowood, T. A., Singh, G., Bush, D., …Francis, S. T. (in press). Prior consumption of a fat meal in healthy adults modulates the brain’s response to fat. Journal of Nutrition, doi:10.3945/jn.116.234104. ISSN 0022-3166

Background: Consumption of fat is regulated by reward and homeostatic pathways, but no studies have examined the role of the intake of a high fat meal (HFM) on subsequent brain activation to oral stimuli. Objective: We evaluated how prior consumptio... Read More

Thermal taster status: evidence of cross-modal integration (2016)
Journal Article
Hort, J., Ford, R. A., Eldeghaidy, S., & Francis, S. T. (2016). Thermal taster status: evidence of cross-modal integration. Human Brain Mapping, 37(6), 2263-2275. doi:10.1002/hbm.23171

Thermal taster status refers to the finding that, in some individuals, thermal stimulation of the tongue elicits a phantom taste. Little is known regarding the mechanism for this, it is hypothesised to be a result of cross-wiring between gustatory an... Read More