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How Taste Works

Psychology project

Daniel Ziegler

on 3 October 2012

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Transcript of How Taste Works

By Daniel Ziegler,
Cassidy Bennett How Taste works We know the least about taste than any of the other senses How taste Works Taste 4 Basic Tastes Each triggers a particular gustatory receptor Receptors can and do respond to multiple tastes Taste and Smell are similar Taste is not Flavor Taste is subjective Many different kinds of receptors Gustatory Receptor Cells When food is in your mouth . . . Both rely on Chemicals to stimulate receptors Taste is chemical sense picked up by taste buds Flavor is fusion of multiple senses to interpret taste Temperature Texture Pain (Spicy food) different stimuli effect different receptors Chemicals effect chemoreceptors About 50 plus support cells make up one taste bud In goblet shaped papillae Each has a protrusion of Gustatory Hair Out of an opening called taste pore Teeth chew and grind Food Particles mix with saliva Saliva 99.5% water Why water has no taste Some tastes linger on Also why not all things have taste It enters taste pores and stimulates gustatory cell Signal sent to your brain through neurons to be perceived Sweet
Bitter Kikunae Ikeda discovered 5th taste; Savory French researchers have found that some gustatory cells respond to fat There is no specific map to the tongue
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