DailyDirt: This Tastes Funny... Here Try It

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There's no accounting for taste -- unless of course you have to quantify it with sensory panels and professional tasters. It's not quite an exact science which is sorta why you can never get 4 out of 5 dentists to agree on anything, but researchers are still trying their best to learn about how we perceive different tastes. If you're a serious foodie or just curious, check out some of these links on flavors and how we sense them. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: artificial sweeteners, aspartame, bitter, flavors, food, pandas, sweet, taste, tongue


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    Mason Wheeler (profile), 28 Mar 2014 @ 5:27pm

    Yeah, I remember seeing "tongue maps," and even as a young child I thought the concept was bogus. It was contradicted by the very simple experimental evidence that anything I ate tasted the same no matter where it was on my tongue!

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      Christopher Hazell, 28 Mar 2014 @ 6:33pm

      Re: Those tongue maps baffle me

      Yeah, as a child, I took a lolipop and tried putting it on different parts of my tongue. It tasted the same no matter where I put it.

      Most people have tongues, so you'd think they'd notice whether or not they could taste things.

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