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Can We Change How Our Brains Perceive The Flavour of Foods?


We all know what chocolate tastes like, or can distinguish the flavour of chicken from cake. However, scientists are now looking at ways to manipulate the neurological perception of taste and odour to see if they can trick our brains into thinking that one food tastes like another. While you may ask why would they want to do that – ...

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Could a Scent Test Help Us to Find Our Mate?


Scientists have developed a new test which is able to distinguish between different individuals based on their perception of odours. The test, which was part of a research project by neuroscientist Noam Sobel of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, suggests that the way in which we ‘smell’ is possibly due to our genetic makeup. While most of us ...

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