Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Tongue

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    754

    Tongue

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hey,
    Could someone tell me which part of the tongue taste differnt flavours like sweetness, sourness, bitterness and saltyness? Im pretty sure sourness is at the front and bitterness at the back of the tongue, not sure if im correct

    Thanks :)

  2. #2
    Mal Dimal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Warwick, QLD
    Posts
    16,672

    Re: Tongue

    Hi CK,

    Found this in about 30 seconds with Google.... http://tinyurl.com/hnzt4, and this one... http://tinyurl.com/ka9b9about 5 seconds after that :-?

    Mal.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nambour
    Posts
    82

    Re: Tongue

    Im no expert when it comes to these things, but isnt there an argument that suggests that the so called mouth-map is a myth? For example, check Wikipedia under "taste" which notes:

    "Location of the stimulus on the tongue is not important, despite the common misperception of a "taste map" of sensitivity to different tastes thought to correspond to specific areas of the tongue . The "mouth map" is a myth, generally attributed to the mis-translation of a German text ... In reality, the separate populations of taste buds, sensing each of the basic tastes, are distributed across the tongue, though not entirely equally; for instance, the front of the mouth is biased toward sweetness and the rear toward bitterness."

    Best wishes, Russell

  4. #4
    TC
    TC is offline
    .
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    14,665

    Re: Tongue

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by russellm link=1157200333/0#2 date=1157325437
    Im no expert when it comes to these things, but isnt there an argument that suggests that the so called mouth-map is a myth? For example, check Wikipedia under "taste" which notes:

    "Location of the stimulus on the tongue is not important, despite the common misperception of a "taste map" of sensitivity to different tastes thought to correspond to specific areas of the tongue . The "mouth map" is a myth, generally attributed to the mis-translation of a German text ... *In reality, the separate populations of taste buds, sensing each of the basic tastes, are distributed across the tongue, though not entirely equally; for instance, the front of the mouth is biased toward sweetness and the rear toward bitterness."

    Best wishes, Russell
    Russell- there are differences between individuals. We all taste somewhat differently and can taste all tastes pretty much all over the tongue....However most tend to get their sensation of taste somewhat similarly to that of the more detailed 2nd link.

    The best thing is to make up some representative solutions (and do an acid- eg citric or mild acetic (vinegar)) and work out what your tongue does ;)

    2mcm



Similar Threads

  1. How do you train your tongue?
    By paulee in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 23rd August 2009, 04:14 PM
  2. Coffee tasters tongue worth £10m
    By TEPIN in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 5th April 2009, 06:07 PM
  3. Ouch! You burned my tongue!
    By robusto in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 13th December 2006, 09:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •