Thalamic flavor kernel

Nucleus ventralis posteromedialis thalami, pars parvocellularis.

VPMpc, Flavour Core, Thalamic

Receives taste signals from the gustatory upper part of the nucleus solitarius and transmits them to e.g. the insula cortex, amygdala and hypothalamus (appetite control)

Nakashima M. et al . (2000) An anterograde and retrograde tract-tracing study on the projections from the thalamic gustatory area in the rat: distribution of neurons projecting to the insular cortex and amygdaloid complex. Neurosci Res. 36(4):297-309.