Taste

Image of a cartoon character jumping in the air with fire coming out of its mouth after eating a spicy food.
When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire -- because that's essentially what you've told your brain!
  • TED
  • 4 min.
Your selections: Taste
Your students will see the finish line and taste the glory as they race the clock and each other in this interactive relay game.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire -- because that's essentially what you've told your brain!
  • TED
  • 4 min
Getting rid of unneeded synapses is a key part of brain development.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 1 min
How much do you know about how your senses work?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Learn about the neuroscience behind synesthesia in this video which won first place in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
From building a spinal cord to discerning the flavor of a jelly bean, the five activities and crafts presented here will help your students understand how the human nervous system works.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
You’re sitting in your favorite restaurant when a waiter walks by with a hot plate of your favorite food, and your mouth starts to water. But why?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min
The side effects of acetazolamide can disrupt the sense of taste in a very specific way.
Scientists are investigating why the taste of food you love (or hate) can conjure up such strong memories.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
American chef Bryan Voltaggio describes how he experiments with flavors to create unique dining experiences for his guests.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 94 min
What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
  • TED
  • 4 min
Every day you taste many different things. Have you ever wondered how well you detect different tastes? Find out with this activity!
  • Scientific American

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.