Brain Flavor

Ever trust your gut more than your brain? Turns out following your gut feelings might still actually be following what your brain tells you, albeit a different part of your brain. Dr. Virginia Utermohlen, who runs the Taste Science Laboratory at Cornell, studies the way flavor and smell receptors in the tongue interact with the brain, and even how they influence our food choices, decisions and even our personalities. Logical reasoning is handled by the dorsal-lateral prefrontal cortex, while our gut instincts are formed by the orbito-frontal cortex, all inside the brain. Interestingly, the dorsal-lateral prefrontal cortex gets no input from the body on matters of smell and taste, while the orbito-frontal cortex does. {via my new favorite book, Cooking For Geeks}

Related Posts

Diabetes Themed Cakes and Cookies
Looking to celebrate a loved ones' diaversary? Look no further than our amazing and talented T1D moms for baking thes...
Read More
How To Celebrate Nurses Week 2023
How To Celebrate Nurses Week 2023 Nurses bust their bosoms for our health and comfort, and Nurses Week is coming in h...
Read More
Last Minute Funny Mother's Day Gifts
Don't know quite how to thank mom for all she's done for you? And all her uterus has done for you, too? How about a c...
Read More

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.