Neurons for Taste Loosely Distributed in Mouse Gustatory Cortex
Neurons for Taste Loosely Distributed in Mouse Gustatory Cortex
Neurological representations of different tastes—like those of different smells but unlike those of sight, hearing, and touch—do not cluster in distinct spots within a murine brain region, a study shows.
Neurons for Taste Loosely Distributed in Mouse Gustatory Cortex
Neurons for Taste Loosely Distributed in Mouse Gustatory Cortex

Neurological representations of different tastes—like those of different smells but unlike those of sight, hearing, and touch—do not cluster in distinct spots within a murine brain region, a study shows.

Neurological representations of different tastes—like those of different smells but unlike those of sight, hearing, and touch—do not cluster in distinct spots within a murine brain region, a study shows.

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Loss of Smell, Taste May Be Reliable Predictor of COVID-19: Study
Loss of Smell, Taste May Be Reliable Predictor of COVID-19: Study
Ashley Yeager | May 12, 2020
Data from a crowdsourcing smartphone app is helping to track the spread of the disease in real time and reveals the symptom as the number one indicator of infection.
Proton Channel for Sensing Sour Taste Identified in Mice
Proton Channel for Sensing Sour Taste Identified in Mice
Emily Makowski | Sep 19, 2019
Otopetrin-1 was previously only known for its role in the inner ear, but it turns out it also forms a pH-detecting pore in the tongue’s sour taste receptors.
Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia
Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia
Catherine Offord | Mar 5, 2018
A whole-genome analysis of people who experience color when they listen to sounds points to a handful of genes involved in neural development.
Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped
Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped
Bob Holmes | May 1, 2017
One person’s quest to get to the bottom of the unique way he experiences food
Contributors
Contributors
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Book Excerpt from <em>Flavor</em>
Book Excerpt from Flavor
Bob Holmes | Apr 30, 2017
Author Bob Holmes dove into the taste-determining realm of his genome.
What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs
What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs
Sandeep Ravindran | Sep 1, 2016
Odor, taste, and light receptors are present in many different parts of the body, and they have surprisingly diverse functions.
Odor, Taste, and Light Receptors in Unusual Locations
Odor, Taste, and Light Receptors in Unusual Locations
Sandeep Ravindran | Aug 31, 2016
From the gut and airways to the blood, muscle, and skin, diverse sensory receptors are doing unconventional things.
Flavor Savors
Flavor Savors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2016
Odors experienced via the mouth are essential to our sense of taste.