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The tongue can sense four "tastes" and the nose about 7 to 9 "smells". The combination of taste and smell comprises flavor. --Ed Poor Talk 17:46, 10 December 2007 (EST)

New theories

This 4-distinct-flavor view of tastes was held as late as the 70’s [1], but recent research suggests that not only is their a fifth flavor sensation (umami), but that the tongue has more overlap in flavor detection than previously thought.{{fact}} —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ed Poor (talk)

Ed you're killing me! I just turned my books back in to the library. I'll see if I can round something up on the 'net. This is definitely true, though. For my presentation I tried to find a picture of the "4 flavor region" of the tongue and you can't find it anymore. HelpJazz 23:08, 14 December 2007 (EST)
Better? HelpJazz 23:30, 14 December 2007 (EST)
  1. Pyke, Magnus. Synthetic Food. Spottiswoode, Ballanyne & Co: 1970.