Brain mechanisms of memory

Basic brain circuit of taste learning: prefrontal cortex, insular cortex, perirhinal cortex, accumbens nucleus, hippocampus, amygdala and thalamus.
Aging, and cognitive function restoration.
Ontogeny of learning: effect of diet and early experience on adult learning abilities.


  • Grau-Perales, AB, Gómez-Chacón, B. and Gallo, M. (2019) Differential activity pattern of c-Fos in the nucleus accumbens between adult and aged rats during flavor recognition memory. Behav. Brain Res., in press.

  • Grau-Perales A, Gómez-Chacón B, Morillas E, Gallo M (2019) Flavor recognition memory related activity of the posterior piriform cortex in adult and aged rats. Behav Brain Res. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2018.12.016.

  • Grau-Perales AB, Levy ERJ, Fenton AA, Gallo M (2019) Dorsal hippocampal damage disrupts the auditory context-dependent attenuation of taste neophobia in mice. Neurobiol Learn Mem 157:121–127. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2018.12.009

  • Colomina, MA, Sánchez-Santed, F., Conejo, MN, Collado, P., Salvador, A., Gallo, M., Pinos, H., Salas, C., Navarro, JF., Adán, A., Azpiroz, A. The Psychoexposome: A holistic perspective beyond health and disease. Psicothema, 2018, 30(1) 5-7. DOI: 10.7334/psicothema2017.24.

  • Morillas E, Gómez-Chacón B, Gallo M. Flavor and object recognition memory impairment induced by excitotoxic lesions of the perirhinal cortex. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 2017, 144:230-234.

  • Gallo, M. Taste Neophobia over the Life Span. (Chapter 3): In: S. Reilly (Ed) Food Neophobia. Behavioral and Biological Influences. Elsevier: San Diego, 2018, pp 25-41 ISBN: 9780081019313.

  • Gómez-Chacón, B., Gámiz, F., Foster, TC. and Gallo, M. (2016) Título: Increased N-Ethylmaleimide-Sensitive Factor expression in Amygdala and Perirhinal Cortex during habituation of taste neophobia. Neural Plasticity, 20>16:2726745.

  • Gallo, M. (2016) Insights on consciousness from taste memory research. (Commentary) Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2016, 39:e178

  • Gómez-Chacón, B., Morillas, E. and Gallo, M. (2015) Altered perirhinal cortex activity patterns during taste neophobia and their habituation in aged rats. Behavioral Brain Research, 281, 245-249.

  • Gámiz, F., Recio, S. A., Iliescu, A. F., Gallo, M. and de Brugada, I. (2015) Effects of dietary choline availability on latent inhibition of flavor aversion learning. Nutritional Neuroscience, 18(6) 275-280.

  • Gallo, M., Gamiz, F., Perez-García, M., del Moral, R. and Rolls, E. (2014) Taste and olfactory status in a Gourmand with a right amygdala lesion. Neurocase, 20(4) 421-433.

  • Gallo, M. (2013) Taste Learning and Memory in Aging. In: The 114th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference (Eds. Judith Gussler and M. Ann Graham) pp. 103-108. 87388/December 2013 LITHO IN USA.

  • Gómez-Chacón, B. and Gallo, M. (2013) Memoria de reconocimiento visual y gustativo: comparación entre procesos y mecanismos. In: F. Gámiz, M. Gallo and F. Vives. Encuentros en Neurociencias. Volumen II. Ed. Ciber S.C. ISBN: 978-84-96876-7 pp. 121-148.. Full text in

  • Moreno Fernández, RD, Pedraza, C. y Gallo, M. (2013) Neurogénesis hipocampal adulta y envejecimiento cognitivo. Escritos de Psicología (Psychological Writings), 6(3) 14-24.

  • Moreno Gudiño, H., De Brugada, I., Carias, D and Gallo, M. (2013) Long-lasting Effects of Prenatal Dietary Choline Availability on Object Recognition Memory ability in adult rats. Nutritional Neuroscience, 16(6) 269-274.

  • Morillas, E., Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2013) Neuroanatomía funcional de la memoria de reconocimiento visual y gustativa. In: Gámiz, F. , Gallo, M. and Vives, F. Encuentros en Neurociencias. Volumen II. Ed. Ciber S.C. ISBN: 978-84-96876-7 pp. 149-180. Full text in

  • Rohlfs Domínguez, P, Gámiz, F, Gil, M., Moreno, H., Márquez Zamora, R., Gallo, M., de Brugada, I. (2013) Providing choice increases children's vegetable intake. Food Quality and Preference, 30, 108-113.

  • Souza-Moreira, L., Morrell, M., Delgado-Maroto, V., Pedreño, M., Martínez-Escudero, L., Caro, M., O´Valle, F., Luque, R., Gallo, M., de Lecea, L., Castaño, J.P., González-Rey, E. (2013) Paradoxical effect of corticostatin treatment and its deficiency on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Journal of Immunology, 191(5) 2144-2154.

  • Gallo, M. and Rolls, E. (2012) Chemosensory Learning and Memory. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 6, 73. (Open access) Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2012) Spontaneous object recognition memory in aged rats: complexity versus similarity. Learning and Memory, 19, 444-448.

  • Gallo, M. and Rolls, E. (2012) Chemosensory Learning and Memory. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 6, 73. (Open access)

  • Gómez-Chacón, B., Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2012) Basolateral amygdala lesions attenuate safe taste memory-related c-fos expression in the rat perirhinal cortex. Behavioral Brain Research, 230(2) 418-422.

  • Moreno, H.C., Gil, M., Carias, D., Gallo, M. and Brugada, I. (2012) Choline dietary supplementation improves LiCl-induced context aversion retention in adult rats. Physiology and Behavior, 106(4) 451-456.

  • Díaz, A., García-Burgos, D., Manrique, T., González, F., and Gallo, M. (2011) Intermittent voluntary ethanol drinking during periadolescence impairs adult spatial learning after a long abstinence period in rats. Psicologica, 32, 347- 365.

  • Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2011) Taste learning and memory: a window on the study of brain aging. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 5, 91-97. (Open access)

  • Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2011) Intra-amygdala ZIP injections impair the memory of learned active avoidance responses and attenuate conditioned taste aversion acquisition in rats. Learning and Memory, 18(8) 529-533.

  • Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2011) PKMζ y el mantenimiento de la memoria a largo plazo. In: L. Jiménez Díaz and JD. Navarro-López (Eds) Encuentros en Neurociencias, Vol I, 1, 199-236. Ed. Lulu Enterprises, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-4461-2634-9.