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Research Article

Visual-Gustatory Interaction: Orbitofrontal and Insular Cortices Mediate the Effect of High-Calorie Visual Food Cues on Taste Pleasantness

  • Kathrin Ohla,

    Affiliation: Perception Physiology, Nestlé Research Center, Vers-chez-les-Blanc, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Ulrike Toepel,

    Affiliation: Departments for Clinical Neurosciences and Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Johannes le Coutre mail,

    johannes.le-coutre@rdls.nestle.com

    Affiliations: Perception Physiology, Nestlé Research Center, Vers-chez-les-Blanc, Lausanne, Switzerland, Organization for Interdisciplinary Research Projects, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Julie Hudry

    Affiliation: Perception Physiology, Nestlé Research Center, Vers-chez-les-Blanc, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Published: March 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032434

About the Authors

Kathrin Ohla, Johannes le Coutre, Julie Hudry
Perception Physiology, Nestlé Research Center, Vers-chez-les-Blanc, Lausanne, Switzerland
Ulrike Toepel
Departments for Clinical Neurosciences and Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Johannes le Coutre
Organization for Interdisciplinary Research Projects, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: johannes.le-coutre@rdls.nestle.com

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and have no conflicts. KO was and JlC and JH are employees of Nestec Ltd.. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KO JH JlC. Performed the experiments: KO. Analyzed the data: KO UT. Wrote the paper: KO UT JlC JH.