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Spicy Food Personality
2013-07-18 14:41:00

Anyone who’s ever dared to eat the 'Suicidal' chicken wings at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY knows the painful rush that comes with every deliciously fiery bite, and a new study from Penn State researchers suggested that the thrill-seekers among us are the most inclined to like the spicy stuff.

2013-06-27 23:52:12

2007 Mas Estela Vi De Lluna is an extremely rare organic and biodynamic wine available for

Do Size, Weight, Shape And Color Matter For Cutlery?
2013-06-26 10:26:29

The appearance of cutlery can affect perception of a food's taste. Food tastes saltier when eaten from a knife, and denser and more expensive from a light plastic spoon. Taste was also affected by the color of the cutlery.

FruitFliesSaltIntake_061413
2013-06-14 10:21:40

A new study explains the question of how an animal chooses low salt over high salt, and unravels the mechanism for how gustatory receptor neurons (GRNs) are activated by salt, an essential nutrient for all animals, including humans.

Food Preferences Vary By Region And Culture
2013-04-18 18:38:20

A new study shows how the country we reside in and culture in which we grew up helps define what tastes we prefer.

Eating With Your Eyes
2013-04-12 09:00:49

It has been said that people “eat with their eyes” before taking their first bite of any meal and a new study suggests that the eyes can be even more important than the tongue when it comes to perceiving the flavors of foods.

Taste Perception: Connecting The Molecular Dots
2013-03-07 05:16:27

A consortium of scientists has identified a new protein regulator of taste, findings that help unlock the mystery of exactly how cells transmit taste information to the brain for three out of the five primary taste types.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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