Human Taste Papilla Stimulation: Stability of Quality Judgments over Time

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Science  14 Jan 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4018, pp. 214-216
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4018.214


Human taste papillae are sensitive to two or more chemical stimuli. Individual papillae produce stable response patterns (quality and intensity) over a month's time. Hence, the response pattern does not appear to be affected by turnover of receptor cells.