Is taste or smell more dominant? Sometimes, the aroma of food may overpower our taste, such as a spicy or fishy substance. Taste and smell are intertwined and complex. It actually doesn't just involve taste - it involves texture, smell, temperature, and a form of touch sensation in the mouth and tongue. In this experiment, I will be testing the influences of smell on taste by using eight different kinds of foods that hit the specfic parts of your tongue (salty, sweet, bitter, and sour) to determine if smell is a part of taste.
Is smell a part of taste? For instance, when we have a cold and our noses are stuffed up, why does everything taste so dull and flavorless? Let’s see if smell influences taste!