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News stories tagged with "tongue"

Natural Selections: Taste

The old school biology map of the tongue, with discrete areas sensing salt, sweet, etc., has been replaced by a more complex picture where the brain averages out chemical reports that vary in accuracy and intensity from many different taste buds. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley savor the nuances of sensory perception.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Odds and Ends

Two tidbits--a new taste for the tongue, "MSG", and just how long is longevity supposed to be. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha keep it short.  Go to full article

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