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Why People Taste Things Differently

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to food, but why is that? Why the variation? As Anthony tells us, it’s all down to something called papillae.

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“People who have a lot of papillae—the bumps on our tongue, most of which house our taste buds—often find flavors overwhelming.”

How Taste Works

“Until recently, scientists have accepted four basic tastes. You know them well — sweet, salty, sour and bitter.”

How does our sense of taste work?

“A bitter pill, sour grapes or sweet nothings — descriptions of taste are very often associated with strong emotions.”

How Does the Sense of Taste Work?

“The sense of taste begins with the taste buds, located on top of the fungiform papillae, or the large bumps on the tongue.”

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