Are you salivating yet?

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A note for Lesson no. 4, "Your Brain Predicts (Almost) Everything You Do," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 73‌ is:

Imagine its smell, its taste, and how it feels in your mouth. Are you salivating yet?

See these references.[1][2][3]


  1. Keesman, Mike, Henk Aarts, Stefan Vermeent, Michael Hafner, and Esther K. Papies. 2016. “Consumption Simulations Induce Salivation to Food Cues.” PLoS ONE 11 (11): e0165449.
  2. Power, Michael L., and Jay Schulkin. 2008. "Anticipatory Physiological Regulation in Feeding Biology: Cephalic Phase Responses." Appetite 50 (2-3): 194–206.
  3. Breslin, Paul A. S. 2018. "The Sense of Taste Encompasses Two Roles: Conscious Taste Perception and Subconscious Metabolic Responses." In Think Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience, edited by David J. Linden, 110–118. New Haven: Yale University Press.