How do taste buds work ?

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How do taste buds work ?
« on: 16/10/2008 11:38:15 »
and why are they split into different zones around the tongue ?

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How do taste buds work ?
« Reply #1 on: 16/10/2008 11:47:15 »
I think that the concept that they are split is one of those urban myths - your tastebuds are, at least reasonably, spread equally over the surface of your tongue. Perhaps the sensitivitiy of them changes over the surface, but there is no particular "salt" area, "sweet" area, savoury, sour, or umami.