COVID-19 patients often lose their sense of smell and taste. This is rare for a viral infection. At-home smell tests could be used as a screening tool and help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Is it possible that people who recover from COVID-19 will be plagued with long term side effects from the infection? An infectious disease physician reviews the evidence so far.
Many respiratory viruses cause us to temporarily lose our sense of smell. But SARS-CoV-2 isn't like those other viruses. Researchers are now exploring how it differs and whether patients recover.
All of the senses have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, not because the senses have changed, but because the world has, writes a sensory historian.
Patients who later test positive for COVID-19 are reporting early loss of smell and taste. Researchers are now trying to understand if this could be an early sign of the disease.
Researchers would like to find a way to relate the human perception of dryness to the chemical and physical properties of the wine.
As we get older, the way we experience taste can change drastically – but it's not all down to one sense.
Would you rather lose your sense of touch or your vision? Here are the pros and cons of each, according to science.
Your tongue, saliva and nose work together to help you taste your food.
Recent studies have shown that we may be able to train ourselves to become more sensitive to certain tastes, which leads to feeling more full and satisfied after eating a meal.
The unique role of the temperance movement in US history might explain why, when it comes to Americans' tastes, bland beer is still king.
Number crunching the Hottest 100 votes produces fascinating insights into shifting musical tastes and poses the question: why was 1997 such a great year for music?
Make that winter dram an intellectual one.
The science behind why what your barista achieves at the cafe tastes better than what you can come up with at home.
Taste dictates most food choices, but there's more to it than just the taste buds on your tongue.
Is it best to chop your salad vegies? What's good in theory doesn't always make much difference in practice, as the science tells us.
The first teeth may have evolved from combination of scales and tastebuds.
The dress Marilyn wore to sing happy birthday to JFK sold at auction recently for a record-breaking $4.8m.
If New Year's resolutions have you in an abstemious mindset when it comes to enjoyment these days, consider a pleasure recalibration based on 'l'éducation du gout.'
When you enjoy the delicious, savory foods of Thanksgiving, you're experiencing umami, the fifth taste, with a little-known history rooted in Japan.