Brainiac book club week 2 - Neurogastronomy by Gordon Shepherd

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Roberta had the chance to ask neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd about how he discovered the ways in which our brains create our experience of flavour, a topic which he wrote an entire book about: Neurogastronomy (How the Brain Creates Flavour and Why it Matters). Neurogastronomy is now a whole field of research in its own right, and Gordon helped put it on the map. 

It starts with his wife's cooking but goes much deeper than that. Listen to this web exclusive discussion between Roberta and Gordon where they dive into the neurological aspects of taste that often don't get considered much beyond our tongues.

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