PRIMARY TASTE

Primary taste is the idea that the sense of taste is actually composed of a range of tastes such as sweet, bitter, salty or sour. In theory, the primary tastes can number as few as 2 and as many as 11. The evidence for the existence of primary taste is not definitive.

PRIMARY TASTE: "Sweet has long been considered a primary taste."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PRIMARY TASTE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primary-taste/ (accessed October 20, 2018).
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