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Neurons specialised for individual taste qualia

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Brain’s taste secrets uncovered Based on BBC Health and Nature www.nature.com/ Summary and review of the above article A study at Columbia University has demonstrated the specialised nature of neurons related to taste. The tongue has about 8,000 taste buds. Each bud is able to respond to the full range of salty, bitter, sour, sweet and umami. However, these versatile taste buds in fact contain specialised cells which respond to only one of these tastes. It was found that stimuli acting Read more […]