taste

christmas

What It’s Like To Lose Your Sense Of Taste And Smell

The holidays are all about food. So what happens when you can’t taste or smell?
Emily Senger
1.2.17
Food

Three Thanksgiving Recipes from Watson, the Computer that Won Jeopardy

The best part about Thanksgiving is going home to all of the delicious food that's been cooked for you by a computer.
Matthew Braga
11.25.15
Munchies

This Odd-Looking VR Headset Can Change the Taste of Your Food

The idea is to change humans, not the food itself.
Emiko Jozuka
10.7.15
New York

Multisensory Cinema Adds Smell and Touch to VR Worlds

In "The Feelies," artists and scientists virtually transport participants to New York and Jordan.
Emiko Jozuka
7.28.15
Features

The Beer Scientists

Professional sensory analysts undergo years of training that never really ends—and can cost the ability to just kick back and enjoy a brew.
Ian Chant
6.2.15
Culture

Faking Taste With Electrical Shocks to the Tongue Is Our Dystopian Food Future

Taste+ promises to make something like Soylent as appetizing as foie gras without changing its nutritional content in the slightest.
Kyle Chayka
5.22.15
Food

The Man Who Tastes Sounds

Things get difficult when you're a synaesthete and the name of a friend's wife tastes like sick.
Kate Samuelson
4.29.15
robots

The Most Valiant Attempts to Program Our Five Senses Into Robots

Because the only thing better than stopping to smell the roses is letting a machine do it for you.
Alexandra Ossola
9.25.14
Culture

I Drank Colors at a Synesthesia Happy Hour

Exploring a neurological condition through sense-stimulating cocktails.
Katherine Templar Lewis
9.18.14
Motherboard Blog

Babies Form Taste-Based Alliances from as Early as Nine Months

They can't understand what you say. But they probably understand how you're saying it.
Austin Considine
3.12.13
Motherboard Blog

Evolution Explains: Why Dogs Eat Poop

_Welcome to Evolution Explains, Motherboard’s weekly investigation into the human-animal (humanimal?) condition through the powerful scientific lenses of ecology and evolution. Don’t say you didn’t learn something. Now get to readin’ already._ Did...
Derek Mead
9.15.11