Latest Tongue Stories
A toad sits at a pond's edge eyeing a cricket on a blade of grass. In the blink of an eye, the toad snares the insect with its tongue. This deceptively simple, remarkably fast feeding action offers a new look at how muscles work.
If you are struggling to retrieve a word that you are certain is on the tip of your tongue, or trying to perfect a slapshot that will send your puck flying into a hockey net, or if you keep stumbling over the same sequence of notes on the piano, be warned: you might be unconsciously creating a pattern of failure, a new study reveals.
By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It
The tongue's ability to differentiate between sweet and bitter tastes may reside in the same taste bud cells, a new study reports.
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