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The Basis of Food Texture Sensation


For more information, see the paper by Zhang et al., Neuron 91(4),….

Food texture is an important consideration when choosing what to eat or reject. Using fruit flies as a model organism, scientists from UCSB revealed the sensors that enable the tongue to detect the hardness of solid foods, and the viscosity of liquid foods.

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