TED Talks Daily: What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen
Apart from the various signals being measured, there are other things like sweat, pupil dilation and gastronomical signals that are recent discoveries of how the brain works, as the scientists try to bypass the biases of people and capture the subjective taste differences.
The research can help create better, healthier foods, as we get new insights on how we sense our food. We can also find out if there are other basic tastes, like fat, for instance.
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