Proof that we all have different tastes
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: http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v32/n3/full/ng1014.html 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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