Area: Neurobiology of development and neurophysiology. We are particularly interested in gustatory system and aspects of social behavior. We are investigating the neurobiological alteration of perinatal undernutrition of social learning whereby an individual acquires information from other individual, adjustments of the taste structures of the tongue produces by early nutrients restriction. We are also investigating c-Fos based activity maps generated by stimulation with sour and sweet in early development in the nucleus of the solitary tract. Our research involves rats and integration of various aspects of neuroscience from, histological, morphological, immunohistochemistry and ethological.