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The sense of taste

The sense of taste

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At present, taste receptors for five different tastes (or taste qualities) are known: sweet, sour, bitter, salt and umami. Not every region of the tongue is sensitive, but each taste-sensitive region can perceive all taste qualities (otherwise, as assumed before). However, some taste qualities are more noticeable in certain areas of the tongue than in others, so the taste "sweet" is perceived stronger on the tip of the tongue while "bitter" is experienced more intensely on the back of the tongue.


  • Experiment is part of a complete solution set with a total of 44 experiments for botany, reproduction, soil, food and digestion, senses, physiology.

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Examine on which parts of the tongue the various tastes are perceived.


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