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Taste tells us what is delicious and what is not. Learn about the other functions and peculiarities of this important sense!
Which are the four tastes considered as basic in Western culture?
Bitter, salty, sweet, and savory
Bitter, sweet, sour and salty
Sweet, salty, tasteless, and sour
Sweet, salty, chilly, and sour
Each basic taste corresponds to a specific area of the tongue, which perceives it. This spacial division of taste receptors is called "taste map".
Taste is related to what other basic sense?
Which is the most bitter substance known to taste researchers?
The ability to perceive the unpleasant taste of bitter is assumed by researchers to have evolved with this function.
To protect people from poisoning
To help people choose foods with more vitamins
To help people choose tasty foods to bad tasting ones
To protect people from overeating
Saltiness is a taste sensation produced most strongly by which of the following chemical compounds?
Sourness is a taste that is a proof of which of the following properties of substances?
The carbonyl chemical group in substances evokes the sensation of what taste?
The taste called umami, which is considered by the Japanese and Chinese taste researchers for one of the basic tastes, is mainly associated with which of the following groups of substances?
In taste science, what is the meaning of the term "supertaster"?
A person with sharper sense of taste than average
A supercomputer with sensors able to detect extremely tastes accurately
A person who tastes foods and beverages professionally
A food with sharper taste than average
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