What the Mind of an Insect Can Teach Us About Thirst


“Our fundamental starting point is that the temptation and pleasure of sweet, fatty, or salty foods arise actively within the brain, not just passively from physical properties of foods themselves.

‘Wanting’ and ‘liking’ reactions are actively generated by neural systems that paint the desire or pleasure onto the sensation—as a sort of gloss painted on the sight, smell or taste.”

via What the Mind of an Insect Can Teach Us About Thirst.

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