How human feel taste Journal
How human feel taste

How to feel human taste?

Types of taste

There are four flavours, “sweet”, “bitter”, “sour”, and “salt”, which are called four flavours.

In addition, “umami” is added to this to make five flavours, which is called the basic flavour.

How to feel the taste?

It can be said that the way of feeling the taste is not only the taste but also all five senses.

Humans have the five senses of “sight,” “hearing,” “taste,” “smell,” and “tactile.”

In general, it seems that only the sense of taste is related to how to feel the taste, but using the five senses such as seeing the food (visual), tasting with the tongue (taste), and feeling the throat and texture (tactile). I feel the taste.

Also, it can be said that it is one of the conditions to feel the taste is delicious by eating with someone.

The way you feel the taste will change depending on your physical condition, such as “sweat” or “tired”.

Also, as you get used to eating it, it becomes harder to feel, and it changes depending on the temperature.

What makes you feel delicious?

The feeling of deliciousness is not related to the taste of food, but to various factors such as those derived from food, those derived from humans, and those derived from the environment.

Factors derived from food

  • Scientific characteristics … Taste, aroma
  • Physical properties … appearance, temperature, sound, texture

What is texture?

Feeling in the mouth about food

Human-derived factors

  • Physiological characteristics: age, physical condition, hunger, tooth condition
  • Psychological characteristics … tension, anxiety, emotions
  • Experiences and preferences regarding food up to that point

Environmental factors

  • Social environment: religion, food culture, eating habits, economic status
  • Natural environment … Climate, terrain
  • Artificial environment … The situation of the place to eat

Taste interaction

Taste interaction is when one or both tastes are strengthened or weakened by tasting two or more tastes together.


It means that when you taste two tastes of the same type together, such as umami and umami, and sweetness and sweetness, you feel stronger than when you eat one by one.

Contrast effect

When two or more different tastes are tasted together, the main taste is strongly felt.

Modulation effect

It is said that the taste of food that is put in the mouth later is influenced by the taste that is put in the mouth first, and the taste is different.

Suppressive effect

When two or more different tastes are tasted together, one taste or all tastes are felt weak.

Adaptation effect

It means that if you have been tasting the same thing for a long time with a certain strong taste, it will gradually become difficult to feel the taste.

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