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.
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
This site provides experiments on hearing, smell, taste, touch, and vision designed for students in primary and secondary school classrooms.
  • Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn about their five senses.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

3D Brain

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