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What Happens In Your Brain When You Taste Food

The sensation of taste includes five established basic tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami. Scientific experiments have demonstrated that these five tastes exist and are distinct from one another. Taste buds are able to distinguish between different tastes through detecting interaction with different molecules or ions. Sweet, savory, and bitter tastes are triggered by […]

Grasp Brain Organization Is Restored After Hand Transplantation

A new study shows that higher-level regions of the brain may compensate for persistent reorganizational changes in brain areas responsible for hand sensation and movement following a hand transplant. When a person loses a hand, nerves that control sensation and movement are severed. This trauma deprives sensory and movement areas of the brain of stimulation, […]