Proof that we all have different tastes
6 Sep 2005 by JR
David Lester, Manchester: We've occasionally had items on this site that have mused philosophically about whether there could be such a thing as a universal sense of taste. Doing a little bit of googling today I came across the original Nature article that I'd previously only seen populist accounts of: As you'll appreciate scientific papers don't get much better or more authoritative than Nature . In outline what this paper shows is that each human on the planet has a taste (technically: a different dose/response function) for bitterness (technically: a willow bark...

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