Engineering and Technology: In Search of Lost Taste
“Taste is one of the most basic, universal human experiences. Long before the concept of medicine was born, humans instinctively knew to avoid bitter plants, the sensation of bitterness implying toxicity. It is curious, then, that we know so little about how this vital sense can vanish, let alone how to restore it.”
This article, in online journal Engineering and Technology, explores smell and taste loss and the difficulty that people sometimes have in distinguishing between these two sensory impairments. It features contributions from Fifth Sense CEO and founder Duncan Boak and trustee Prof Carl Philpott.