Tongue Taste Buds
This is actually just myth! All areas of the tongue can taste different flavours equally as well.
I’m deeply sorry about the mistake that I made and thank you so much shirohayabusa for notifying me about this big error.
You are totally right, there is not tongue map anymore!
"The emerging picture of taste coding at the periphery is one of elegant simplicity. Contrary to what was generally believed, it is now clear that distinct cell types expressing unique receptors are tuned to detect each of the five basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. Importantly, receptor cells for each taste quality function as dedicated sensors wired to elicit stereotypic responses”
Nature 444, 288-294 (16 November 2006) | doi:10.1038/nature05401; Published online 15 November 2006
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