Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Country: USA


  1. Arthurs J, Lin J, Reilly S. Inhibiting gustatory thalamus or medial amygdala has opposing effects on taste neophobia. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2018;156:24-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Conversely, we show that chemogenetically, but not pharmacologically, inhibiting MeA neurons is sufficient to exaggerate the expression of taste neophobia. ..
  2. Lin J, Arthurs J, Reilly S. The effects of amygdala and cortical inactivation on taste neophobia. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2018;155:322-329 pubmed publisher
    ..The latter result suggests that BLA or GC inactivation that attenuates taste neophobia may also impair memory consolidation of a safe taste experience. ..
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    Reilly S, Trifunovic R. Lateral parabrachial nucleus lesions in the rat: aversive and appetitive gustatory conditioning. Brain Res Bull. 2000;52:269-78 pubmed
  4. Lin J, Arthurs J, Reilly S. Gustatory insular cortex, aversive taste memory and taste neophobia. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2015;119:77-84 pubmed publisher
    ..Given that normal CTA retention does not involve the processing of taste novelty, the pattern of results suggests that the GC is involved in taste neophobia via its function in processing the danger conveyed by a taste stimulus. ..
  5. Lin J, Arthurs J, Reilly S. Anesthesia-inducing drugs also induce conditioned taste aversions. Physiol Behav. 2017;177:247-251 pubmed publisher
    ..Given that both lick cluster size and initial lick rate are indices of palatability, this pattern of results indicates that anesthesia-inducing drugs also induce conditioned taste aversions. ..
  6. Lin J, Arthurs J, Reilly S. Conditioned taste aversions: From poisons to pain to drugs of abuse. Psychon Bull Rev. 2017;24:335-351 pubmed publisher
    ..This article integrates these new findings with a reappraisal of some known characteristics of CTA and presents a novel conceptual analysis that is broader and more comprehensive than previous accounts of CTA learning. ..
  7. Arthurs J, Lin J, Ocampo R, Reilly S. Lactose malabsorption and taste aversion learning. Physiol Behav. 2017;180:39-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, these findings encourage the view that the CTA mechanism is broadly tuned to defend against the ingestion of foods with aversive post-ingestive effects. ..