Thanksgiving: The Brain Science of Taste

For neuroscientists, the secret to a perfect Thanksgiving turkey isn’t just the seasoning and stuffing. Instead, taste is in the brain. Research by neuroscientist Charles S. Zuker, Ph.D., a world expert on taste, has shown that the brain can be fooled into perceiving sweet or bitter tastes — simply by activating parts of the brain dedicated to those tastes.

In this animated video, please join Dr. Zuker of Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute for a flavor of the cutting edge of taste science today.

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