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Priyanka Hafiz

on 23 February 2017

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Transcript of Senses

Role of Smell in Taste
Odors can be detected through the nose/mouth through the RETRONASAL ROUTE
When you can't smell odors your ability to taste food diminishes greatly
Flavor is a combo of taste and smell
Ex. Jellybean experiment

The Basic Tastes
One of the basic tastes most commonly perceived when eating foods high in sugar.
A basic taste that detects acidity - highly acidic means highly sour
A basic taste produced by the presence of sodium ions

The Basic Tastes
Without taste and smell you wouldn't be able to taste complex flavors- you'd be limited to chemical sensations: salty, sour, sweet, bitter, umami.
Ridges found along the tongue (4 types)

Taste Buds
Located within the papilla
Taste sweet, sour, salty, bitter, umami
Popular Myth: different parts of the tongue are responsible for perceiving different flavors
Myth Debunked: all taste buds along the tongue are relatively capable of responding to different flavors
found on the upper surface of the tongue, soft palate, upper esophagus, the cheek and epiglottis

Sharpness of taste; lack of sweetness (sugar)
Savory taste. It has been described as brothy or meaty. People taste umami through taste receptors specific to glutamate.

Each contains taste buds
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