Newly Discovered Brain Circuit Controls An Aversion to Salty Tastes

Having the right amount of sodium in your body is so crucial, in fact, that parts of your brain work hard to make sure you’re getting the salt that you need. If you’ve ever been hit by a sudden craving for potato chips, that may have been your brain at work. On the other hand, if you’re thirsty, salted snacks might sound like the last thing you to eat. Now, new research from Caltech scientists is showing us more about how the brain regulates when the flavor of salt is yuck or yum.

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