sense of taste

Exploring the tongue’s 8,000 taste buds to help the elderly

It’s been pretty well documented now that your tastes (sweet, salty, bitter, sour or umami) are divided up on the tongue – is a myth. The reality is that each of the¬†roughly 8,000 taste buds scattered over the tongue is capable of sensing all of the¬†tastes – special cells within those taste buds determine which […]