taste perception

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Noun1.taste perception - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulustaste perception - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
sapidity, savor, savour, smack, flavor, flavour, nip, relish, tang - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
sugariness, sweetness, sweet - the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
sourness, tartness, sour - the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
bitter, bitterness - the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
salinity, saltiness, salt - the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
astringence, astringency - a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
finish - (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed); "the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish"
flatness - a deficiency in flavor; "it needed lemon juice to sharpen the flatness of the dried lentils"
mellowness - a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor
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But while studying taste perception, a group led by Emily Liman, USC Dornsife professor of biological sciences, discovered that Otop1 encodes a proton channel, providing hints as to how otopetrin1 contributes to inner ear function and balance.
This suggests that exposure in the womb may change taste perception in later life.
By identifying novel genes and molecular pathways involved in shaping a taste cell's function, these findings may someday allow scientists to treat taste disorders, characterize new taste qualities, or even fine-tune a person's taste perception to encourage healthier eating.
From the background music playing in a restaurant to the buzzing of insects while you enjoy a pint in your local beer garden, recent research suggests that sounds can significantly influence taste perception.
For the first time, the family food zone, in St Tydfil Shopping Centre, will feature the Science of Food Busking where visitors can find out how colour influences taste perception and how miracle berries can make bitter foods taste sweet.
Summary: There is a growing number of studies that connect taste perception with emotions and even personality types
Taste perception, according to the patient, was normal.
Dysgeusia or altered taste perception, difficulty in swallowing, mouth sores, and dryness of the mouth are also common symptoms.
Division of the chorda tympani nerve seems to have minimal effect on taste perception.
The purpose of the work is to identify aroma compounds responsible for the sensory properties of fruit beverages and analyze how they may affect taste perception (sweet, acid and bitter).
Background: There is interest in discovering more about the possible influence in taste perception and its effect in dietary selection and food behaviors.
This mini-festival is part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival and events include taste perception and molecular gastronomy.