Scientists Turn Tastes On and Off by Manipulating Brain Cells
Most people probably think that we perceive the five basic tastesâsweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savory)âwith our tongue, which then sends signals to our brain âtellingâ us what weâve tasted. However, scientists have turned this idea on its head, demonstrating in mice the ability to change the way something tastes by manipulating groups of cells in the brain.
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