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.
During this lab activity, students will explore two types of sensory processes. First, they will investigate how one identifies different flavors. Then, they will explore the ways the brain interprets the visual images that reach the eye.
  • University of Pennsylvania
Learn how our taste buds work and why some of us are sensitive to bitter tastes. Detailed graphics and sound clips explain the mechanics of taste and evolutionary consequences of bitter sensations.
  • University of Utah

3D Brain

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