New study shows that taste, like all reality, is but a fragile illusion

“You probably know that we perceive five basic tastes, and that taste has something to do with the tongue and the brain. But a new study shows just how weird our perception of reality truly is: Scientists showed that all it takes to convince a mouse that their mouth is full of sweet nectar or bitter poison is the manipulation of a few brain cells.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/11/18/new-study-shows-that-taste-like-all-reality-is-but-a-fragile-illusion/

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