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Old 01-21-2006, 07:23 PM
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Taste and smell are all sensors of the chemicals/substances inside the food you eat.

But taste buds (the groups of sensors on your tongue connected to nerve endings) are different from the nerve sensors in your nose. Your taste buds can only discern a few basic tastes--bitter, sour, sweet, salty, spicy...you get the point. Well, the nose is extremely sensitive to many many different odors. It has many different types of sensors. (I forgot the exact number, but it's one of those 500,000 type numbers, and the dog is something like the 1.2 million type number.) You can try identifying the position of the different taste buds on the tongue. The sour taste buds are on the back, the front, the tip, the left, or the right side of the tongue? What about the sweet, the spicy, and bitter...etc?
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