Talk:Taste

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Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Expand: *In other animals (e.g. invertebrates, fishes); evolution.
  • Verify: *References need further attention (see especially citation needed tags)
  • Other: *Complete merge with basic taste (talk page).
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Note[edit]

Citation 31 should be the following:

"Huang AL, Chen X, Hoon MA, Chandrashekar J, Guo W, Trankner D, Ryba NJ, Zuker CS (2006). The cells and logic for mammalian sour taste detection. Nature 442: 934-938."

It's better to have the original paper as opposed to a ScienceDaily article.

Tomatoes[edit]

Don't you guys think tomatoes are metallic? Whenever I taste them they taste like blood. -- User:Sneaky Oviraptor18

Existence of basic tastes[edit]

Does anyone have a current scientific source confirming the existence of the five basic tastes sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami? I mean, obviously they exist and there are five of them and they aren't just completely made up. I'm just having some trouble right now finding the citation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.38.56.84 (talk) 22:09, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

touch[edit]

sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami seem to be similar to pleasure, hot, cold, pain, and touch.

Just granpa (talk) 12:24, 3 October 2013 (UTC)