Gustatory system

form of perception

The gustatory system is the sensory system for the sense of taste.

Function change

The human body can be stimulated by certain things. This stimuli is measured by sensory receptors and the energy is converted to something our brain can understand. There are receptors in our tongue which can measure four main things.

Salt change

This is the simplest receptor found in the mouth.

Sour change

Sour tastes are usually received from acidic compounds.

Bitter change

Bitter tastes are important, since poisons are usually bitter and therefore we need to know whether or not to spit a bitter food out. This is the most complicated receptor found in the mouth.

Sweet change

Food which has a lot of carbohydrates such as glucose are sweet.