How Smell Affects Taste

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How Does Smell Affect Taste?

Table of Contents

1. Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………………….1 2. Scripture Reference…………………...………………..…………………………………....2 3. Research Section………………………………………………………………………..…..3-5 4. Hypothesis…………………………………………………………………………………………6 5. Materials List……………………………………………………………………………………..7 6. Procedure…………………………………………………………………………………………8 7. Observation/Results/Conclusion………………………………………………………9-13 8. Works Cited……………………………………………………………………………………..14 9. Acknowledgements …………………………………………………………………………..15

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to experiment if smell affects taste. In the hypothesis it is stated that when the nose is plugged the taste of a jellybean will
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The same experiment was used, but with peanut butter flavored whip cream. It was found that peanut butter odor did not enhance sweetness. They then evaluated the same people with salted strawberry whip cream, and found that the odor did not increase the sweetness. This suggested that sweetness is both taste and odor dependent. The experiment with salted strawberry whip cream proves that the sense of smell is a dependent factor in a person experiencing the full sense of taste (Frank, Robert).

Hypothesis When the nose is plugged and the olfactory system is impaired, taste will be affected. Each of the eight subjects will be tested on four different flavors of jellybean, once with the nose plugged and once with the nose unplugged. The four flavors tested in order were: marshmallow, lemon, pear, and licorice. People in group one will have a nose plug on during the first taste. They will be impaired to taste and guess the flavor of the jelly bean. At the second attempt to taste without the nose plug, they will be able to taste easily and be able to guess the flavor of the jellybean. Group two, will start by not having the nose plugged. This group will be able to taste easily and easily guess the flavor of the jellybean. When the plug is then placed on the subject’s nose, they will be able to taste because they already know the real taste from memory.

Materials List

-Log Book
-Pencil
-Jelly Beans -2

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