We’d all love to have a natural yearning for brussels sprouts instead of chocolate, and apparently it’s not out of the question. But we have to start early: Research says what we learn to like as infants determine what and how we eat as adults (Conversely: Hate brussels sprouts? Blame mom and dad!). More
Topic: taste buds
Why do we love the tastes we love? For many years, scientists (and conventional wisdom) have held that itâ€™s all about the tongue or, more specifically, the tongueâ€™s receptors, our taste buds. Sweet, sour, salty, bitter: The sensation of each taste could be mapped to that muscular organ in our mouths.
Changing Taste: Planet Green on “How Scientists are Changing Your Taste Buds” to help food manufacturers sell products. You WILL love those chips, dammit!