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NeuroenologyHow the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine$
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Gordon M. Shepherd

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231177009

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231177009.001.0001

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The Tongue

The Tongue

Moving the Wine

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(p.22) Chapter Two The Tongue
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Neuroenology
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Gordon M. Shepherd

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231177009.003.0003

When taking the first sip, the key questions for neuroenology are, first, how does the wine stimulate the taste and mouth-feel systems in the mouth, and second, how does it give rise to volatiles that dominate the wine taste through retronasal smell. The mechanics of the sip and functions of the saliva are described.

Keywords:   valleculae, extrinsic tongue muscles, intrinsic tongue muscles, filiform papillae, soft palate (vellum), mastication central pattern generator, swallowing

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