Our sense of taste has a pretty serious seat at the table when it comes to how us humans experience the world. Perhaps this is because of the powerful coalition between taste and smell that, combined, affect our emotions, can trigger deep memory recall, and even help keep us from dying (of something poisonous. Or rotten.) Here’s a really interesting site called the “Taste Science Library” that takes a number of deep dives at different aspects of what taste is and how it functions within our brains. A great place to start is with the post “What is Taste?” but there’s way more content where that came from!