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The Taste Of Wine Isn't All In Your Head, But Your Brain Sure Helps : The Salt : NPR
Molecules in wine stimulate thousands of taste and odor receptors, sending a flavor signal to the brain that triggers massive cognitive computation involving pattern recognition, memory, value judgment, emotion and, of course, pleasure. What do listening to music, hitting a baseball and solving a complex math problem have in common? They all activate less gray matter than drinking wine. According to Yale neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd, the flavor of wine "engages more of our brain than any other human behavior. Inside the mouth, molecules in wine stimulate thousands of taste and odor receptors, sending a flavor signal to the brain that triggers massive cognitive computation involving pattern recognition, memory, value judgment, emotion and of course, pleasure. Whereas most wine writers tend to focus on the various elements that go into the wine itself — the grape, the oak, terroir, the winemaker — Shepherd's subject is the drinker. He explores biomechanics, physiology and neuroscience to describe a journey that begins as wine passes the lips and ends with a lingering "finish" that can last for minutes.
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