115_Week_5_discussion_-_supertasters

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/13/11 Supertasters Week 5 Discussion Psychology 115
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6/13/11 Supertasters Women are more likely to be supertasters. A person who experiences the sense of taste with far greater intensity than average -Heightened taste response, particularly to bitterness
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6/13/11 What makes a supertaster? Mostly genetic factors; anatomical/biological basis. Greater number of fungiform papillae on tongue. Gene TAS2R38 codes for bitter taste receptor. Polymorphisms in the TAS2R38 gene are associated with taste sensitivity to specific bitter compounds: PROP
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6/13/11 What makes a supertaster? How bitter is this on a scale from 1 to 10? Just because you claim “10,” doesn’t mean you are a supertaster! If two individuals rate the same food with similar sweet, sour, etc. levels, but one gives a rating twice as large for the bitterness of a PROP solution, the difference is not merely the
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6/13/11 TAS2R38 gene TAS2R38 is a bitter taste receptor gene.
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 115 taught by Professor Shaine during the Spring '07 term at UCLA.

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