Salty, bitter, sweet and sour survive unscathed

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Types of sensory receptor can only be identified by multidimensional discrimination of a familiar version of a sensed object from variants that disconfound putative types. By that criterion, there is as yet no evidence against just the four classic types of gustatory receptor, for sodium salts, alkaloids, sugars, and proton donors.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-77
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008