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The Link Between Hearing and Taste
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on March 27, 2020
Did you know that sound affects our appreciation of food? The crunch of a chip, the crack of a peanut shell, or the sizzle of a steak make the dining experience more enjoyable. Researchers have shown music can also stimulate our perception of sour and sweet, and is used for “sonic seasoning” to encourage us to like a particular food. People who have had a disruption to their ears, either by surgery or infection, may find their sense of taste has changed. This is due to nerves passing through the middle ear from the tongue to the brain.