Magazine article Work & Family Life

How Much Do You Know about the Sense of Taste?

Magazine article Work & Family Life

How Much Do You Know about the Sense of Taste?

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Taste plays a vital role in our choice and enjoyment of food. see what you know about the sense of taste by taking this quiz from the University of California, Berkeley wellness Letter.

True or False: taste and flavor detection is all done by the tongue.

False. taste buds are also located on the roof of the mouth, inside the cheeks and in the upper throat. what's more, the flavor of food goes beyond taste. it depends largely on the sense of smell.

True or False: Foods taste different to different people.

True, to some extent. Humans vary genetically in their perception of taste. some people have more (or fewer) taste buds than others. taste can also be shaped by cultural or psychological factors.

True or False: some taste preferences are inborn.

true. all mammals prefer sweetness from birth and dislike bitterness. But research shows that eating a lot of sugary foods increases the attraction to sweetness. …

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