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Tasting Temperatures

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Tasting Temperatures

Tasting Temperatures

Tasting Temperatures

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's David Baron reports on research that shows that people can taste temperature. Scientists at Yale report in the journal Nature that altering the temperature of the tongue can produce the sensations of sweet, salty, bitter, and sour. Researchers say this gustatory equivalent of an optical illusion may provide insights into how the sense of taste works.