The taste of bubbles
Taste cell for sourness senses fizz, too
By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM October 22, 2009
Studies with mice have shown how the same cells on the tongue that taste sourness also detect fizzy flavors.
|J. Chandrashekar et al./Science AAAS 2009|
What does fizz taste like? In bubbly beverages like soda or champagne, tiny bubbles give the drink a lift — and have a distinct taste. Scientists have long wondered how we taste these bubbles. In a new study on mice, scientists have connected that fizzy-taste sensation to the ability to taste sourness.
Scientists previously thought the tas...
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