Ann Reardon

Can you trick your brain using smell?

Flavor is a multisensory affair. Your taste buds detect five primary tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami. But the real star of the show is our nose.
Close your eyes and inhale. Ah, the aroma! It wafts from your steaming coffee, your sizzling bacon, or that freshly baked bread. But why does it matter? The aroma turning those 5 basic tastes into millions of distinct flavours. Many people, who lost their smell when they had covid, discovered how bland food really is without smell.

sense of smell effect flavor

So with that in mind, what if we change the smell? Can we trick our brain into thinking we are eating something else? Taken to the extreme could you eat something you didn’t, like while smelling chocolate and over ride the flavour? Let’s find out.

how smell effects flavour

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