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What is taste?Tasting is when you place food an object in your mouth on your tongue. Your tongue willthen begin to break down and interpret what it is whether it is food or an object. That will be determined by the 5 types of taste. The5 types of taste are: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter and Umami.Here is a list of the 5 taste: Sweet: is a pleasant taste usually involving sugar (Candy), Sour: is anunpleasant acid taste (Pickle) Salty: is when there is a high amount of sodium (Chips), Bitter: is atart unpleasant taste (Lemons) and Umami: a savory and satisfying taste (Meat or Beans). Your tongue via its taste buds will better determine which category it falls under. There are several taste buds and taste cells that play a role. To go into details I will now explain how it is broken down and how the mouth works with chemical substances.According to National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine (2012),”“The chemical substance responsible for the taste is freed in the mouth and comes into contact with a nerve cell. It activates the cell by changing specific proteins in the wallof the sensory cell. This change causes the sensory cell to transmit messenger substances, which in turn activate further nerve cells. These nerve cells then pass information for a particular perception of flavor on to the brain.” How do smell and taste affect each other?Smell and taste affect each other in a variety of ways. You can smells something and based upon the way it smells you will develop an assumption that it taste the way it smells. If you smell some apple pie it generally smells sweet or has a pleasant smell so you automatically assumes
Chemical Senses Paper 4that it taste good. According to Scientific American (2008), “To our brains, "taste" is actually a fusion of a food's taste, smell and touch into a single sensation. This combination of qualities takes place because during chewing or sipping, all sensory information originates from a common location: whatever it is we're snacking on.” When we are eating we have to smell, taste and also touch it. We have to interpret the texture and figure out what it is before we eat it.