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Taste

  1. 1. TASTE<br />COME TO YOUR SENSES<br />
  2. 2. TASTE<br />Taste depends on a pattern of responses. <br />The brain determines what the tongue is tasting by comparing the responses of several kinds of taste neurons. <br />Cranial nerves carry taste to the brain.<br />
  3. 3. TASTE<br />Taste information sent to the brain<br />
  4. 4. TASTE<br />Taste goes first to a structure in the medulla, and then to the pons, the lateral hypothalamus, the amygdale, part of the thalamus, and then to two areas of the cerebral cortex. <br />One area is the somatosensorycortex, and this area responds to the touch aspects of tongue stimulation during taste. <br />The other area is known as the insula, and it is the primary taste cortex.<br />
  5. 5. TASTE<br />People taste things differently. <br />Some people are unable to taste a chemical called phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) for genetic reasons. <br />Other people are supertasters, and they have a highly sensitive sense of taste. <br />Supertasters tend to avoid strong-tasting or spicy foods. Also, different cultures have different food preferences.<br />

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