Study Shows Human Tongue Has Sixth Sense of Taste

Study Shows Human Tongue Has Sixth Sense of Taste

Scientists have discovered that the human tongue may be able to detect a sixth sense of taste. On top of being able to sense sour, salty, sweet, bitter, and savory (umami), the tongue can also recognizecarbohydrates. Scientists in New Zealand conducted a study (full text is behind a pay wall), the results of which demonstrate that the brain reacts to carbohydrates in the mouth as if they had already been consumed.
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