sense of taste


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Noun1.sense of taste - the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
exteroception - sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
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For sweetness has the power of affecting the sense of taste; heat, that of touch; and so it is with the rest of these qualities.
The least developed of all in Tarzan was the sense of taste, for he could eat luscious fruits, or raw flesh, long buried with almost equal appreciation; but in that he differed but slightly from more civilized epicures.
He also gave them to understand that the cooking apparatus roasted a fine piece of sirloin of beef, weighing about six pounds avoir-dupoise, in two minutes and a quarter, as he had himself witnessed, and proved by his sense of taste; and further, that, however the effect was produced, he had distinctly seen water boil and bubble up when the single gentleman winked; from which facts he (Mr Swiveller) was led to infer that the lodger was some great conjuror or chemist, or both, whose residence under that roof could not fail at some future days to shed a great credit and distinction on the name of Brass, and add a new interest to the history of Bevis Marks.
I have been thrilled to think that I owed a mental perception to the commonly gross sense of taste, that I have been inspired through the palate, that some berries which I had eaten on a hillside had fed my genius.
“You may laugh, Cousin Elizabeth—you may laugh, madam,” retorted Richard, turning himself so much in his saddle as to face the party, and making dignified gestures with his whip; “but I appeal to common sense, good sense, or, what is of more importance than either, to the sense of taste, which is one of the five natural senses, whether a big loaf of sugar is not likely to contain a better illustration of a proposition than such a lump as one of your Dutch women puts under her tongue when she drinks her tea.
A The sense of taste and smell are closely related.
The sense of taste in the tongue identifies whether or not something is sweet, salty, sour, bitter or savory (umami), as well as determine the nutritional value or potential toxicity of the molecules that come in contact with the mouth.
"We originally aimed to look at how sense of taste works with thermal sensation in this study to better understand how taste is connected to food preferences, health and well-being," said Christian Lemon, principal investigator on the grant and associate professor in the OU Department of Biology, OU College of Arts and Sciences.
He is currently serving as Team Leader of Physiology of Lipids-Nutrition and Cancer at the University of Burgundy, Dijon-France talked about the 'sixth sense of taste: fat and its implication in obesity'.
At the first session this coming Saturday February 9, food and drinks will spill off the canvas during this sense of taste exploration.
In Taste and See: Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers, & Fresh Food Makers, Margaret Feinberg invites her readers through storytelling and the sharing of recipes to experience God through the sense of taste, often neglected as a way to encounter the divine--despite that it is in the tartness of fermented grapes and the yeasty tang of baked bread that we receive Christ into our bodies weekly.