The taste of food is detected in the part of our brain known as the insula
Taste center in the human brain discovered - brain short science news

The part of the human cortex that is known as the insula has been found to be able to discriminate tastes, a new study reports.

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and novel statistical methods, it turned out that the insula not only responds to different tastes (sweet, bitter, sour and salty), but also encodes these sensations by different activity patterns.

This is the first time that there is evidence for a human gustatory cortex, capable of distinguishing tastes.

Read the full story: Cornell University
Scientific publication: Nature Communications