Unlike Smell, Taste Is Hardwired In Your Brain
Researchers were able to manipulate taste perceptions between bitter and sweet in mice, indicating taste is hardwired in the brain.By Ryan Biek | November 19, 2015
If variety is the spice of life, no one told your brain. Research shows it already knows what tastes it likes from birth.
In a new study from the Columbia University Medical Center, researchers were able to turn off the perception of flavors, as well as make perceived flavors spontaneously appear.
Published in the journal Nature, the study built on previous work showing specific tastes are perceived in specific parts of the brain.