Ep4: THE ANATOMY OF FLAVOUR PERCEPTION

Ever wondered how and why we perceive flavour?

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How do we process the experience of flavour? What is the difference between aroma and taste? Why is taste subjective? I discuss the anatomy of flavour perception with Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace MD and specifically how it relates to tea.

 

Show notes 

  • Virginia's story in exploring the subjectivity of flavour
  • Aroma - how we process smell and the evolutionary purpose of aroma
  • Taste - the role of taste buds and the way that they modulate each other
  • The trigeminal system - the fascinating way that temperature and sensation affect our perception of taste.

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This podcast is a series of informal conversations and discussion over tea about a wide variety of topics. Sharing conversations over tea has a unique capacity to expose and hopefully dissolve tribalism and engender free, uninhibited conversation. I hope that this series provides interesting viewpoints and ideas which engage, entertain and inspire.

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A series of informal conversations over tea about a wide variety of topics. Sharing conversations over tea has a unique capacity to expose and hopefully dissolve tribalism and engender free, uninhibited conversation. I hope that this series provides interesting viewpoints and ideas which engage, entertain and inspire. 

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