OLogy: Taste a Smell Test

Take the jellybean test to see how your sense of smell enhances taste.

Have you ever noticed that food lacks flavor when you’re sick? That’s because the aromas of the food may not move as freely through a stuffy or runny nose. And since you can’t detect smells, food tastes less intense. Why?

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Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Food Science, Neuroscience
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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