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Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine

Gordon M. Shepherd


In his new book, Gordon M. Shepherd expands on the startling discovery that the brain creates the taste of wine. This approach to understanding wine's sensory experience draws on findings in neuroscience, biomechanics, human physiology, and traditional enology. Shepherd shows, just as he did in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters, that creating the taste of wine engages more of the brain than does any other human behavior. He clearly illustrates the scientific underpinnings of this process, along the way enhancing our enjoyment of wine. Neuroenology is the first bo ... More

Keywords: sensory systems, motor systems, pleasure centers, retronasal smell, swallowing, taste, mouthfeel, wine, wine tasting, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231177009
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231177009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon M. Shepherd, author
Yale School of Medicine

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