Nothing tastes as sweet as that first bite of pie. Seriously. Nothing. Because it’s just not just your taste buds that detect the sweetness. There’s something much larger at play.
WHYY’s Carolyn Beeler talked to local researches about their discovery of sugar level sensors on the tongue — the same ones found in the pancreas.
Robert Margolskee of the Monell Chemical Senses Center explains how the sensors work and what they could mean for portion control and a healthy diet.