Olfactory dysfunction can have both physical and social consequences, in addition to influencing food intake and weight. Researchers say foods that stimulate other chemical senses when consumed, such as chili or menthol, can improve life quality for those with olfactory dysfunction.
Removing the wisdom teeth can improve a person's taste perception by up to ten percent.
Changes in taste perception can for years following chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments for cancer, a new study reports. Cancer survivors reported less sensitivity to bitter, sweet, and salty tastes compared to those who never received a cancer diagnosis. Taste buds on the tip of the tongue are most affected.
Researchers say the order in which your senses interact with food items impacts how much you enjoy your meal.
Study reveals how lipids interact with grape tannins, masking the unfavorable taste of certain wine compounds and altering taste perception.
Ethnicity may play a role in the perception of bitter tastes, a new study reports. Researchers say this could be related to anatomical differences on the surface of the tongue.
The sense of taste in female mosquitoes is specially tuned to detect at least four different substances in blood.
Taste perception appears to be controlled by dopamine in fruit fly models. Tracing the neural pathway, researchers found the same pathways were associated with controlling learning and memory. The network also appears to enhance taste sensations. Researchers also discovered eating lots of sugar suppresses sweet taste perception.