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Taste

Vol. 486 No. 7403_supp ppS1-S43
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  • Produced with support from Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

    Taste is central to our being, but this vital sense is only now becoming clear at the biological level. Scientists have identified the receptors that respond to the five basic stimuli of sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami (savoury), and are now exploring how the brain interprets them. Nature Outlook Taste reports the latest findings from the front lines of flavour.

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    Cover Art: Nik Spencer

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