When chocolate does not taste sweet!

Omar and colleagues identified abnormalities in processing and identification of common flavors in patients with frontotemporal lobe syndromes.  This loss of flavor processing was associated with atrophy of the left entorhinal cortex, hippocampus, parahippocampal gyrus and temporal pole.  From a clinical perspective, these findings provide insights into abnormal eating behavior patterns in FTD and ultimately will enable a better management of such patients.

 

Omar et al.  Flavour identification in frontotemporal lobar degeneration. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2013;84:88-93 doi:10.1136/jnnp-2012-303853