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How it will taste if one puts two substances on tongue simultaneously?

If we put two substances having different taste on tongue simultaneously how it will taste? Does specific part of tongue is sensitive to specific taste?
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What causes metallic tastes when you receive electric shocks

Whenever I receive small electric charges (most often by, e.g. touching the jack of a plugged in charging cable, or the casing of a charging Apple device), I experience a very distinctive taste in my ...
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How can humans taste saltiness in an aqueous solution of salt (saltwater) if the anions and cations in the salt are dissociated in the solution?

This may sound like a dumb question, but I've always wondered why we can still taste saltiness in a dissolved mixture of saltwater. In an undersaturated, aqueous mixture of salt and water, the salt ...
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Why don't our tongue receptors for salt and sugar adapt to them, like the ones for pepper do?

Many (most?) physiological receptors adapt to the substance they bind to, leading to higher dosages required to elicit the same response. In pharmacology, it’s called “drug tolerance”. In physiology, ...