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A plugged nose doesn't really affect taste. Your taste buds still work as well as they did before you plugged your nose. The sense of smell in intimately connected with that of taste. We're used to smelling so many things before we put them in our mouths to eat them that we do it unconsciously (connect smell and taste, that is). We grow up with both of them working together and never know the difference until we think about it or do some experiments. They are just working together like they were designed to do and we just roll with it. There is quite a bit of research that has been published on the subject. This writer recalls seeing some experiments where subjects swore that something tasted like a banana when it had no taste at all and only smelled like the longish yellow fruit we are so familiar with. Smell and taste are two independent senses, but we are so used to using them simultaneously that it takes practice to "split" the two off and evaluate the smell of something in a separate activity to an act of tasting that thing. (There are people who work in labs whose job it is to evaluate things only by smell and then separately only by taste. Takes some skillz to do that kind of work. And lots and lots of practice.)
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Taste is related to smell. When your nose is congested, you can't taste things aswell. For example plug your nose when your feeling better, and try to taste something. You can…'t taste it aswell.
The swelling in your nose or mucus in your nose keeps the air which carries odors from reaching the nerves that detects and registers "smells" to your brain. This also affec…ts taste. 80% of taste is from the nerves (olfactory bulb) high in the nose; while 20% is from the mouth - sweet, sour, etc. This involves what is called "retro" that is - odor molecules travel through your mouth through the back of your throat and up into the nasal area and up to the olfactory bulb. If your nasal passages high in the nasal area are swollen shut you will not smell nor taste. When the infection or cold starts to subside you find that your sense of smell is now too strong due to the nerves becoming irritated. This will also subside. The nerve ending that smell and taste are renewed about every 40 days
No, plugging your nose just stops you from being able to breath out of your nose. It does not effect your taste... those are tastebuds! :D Actually it does. Your nose helps yo…u differenciate the tastes because your tasebuds can only tast sour, sweet, salty, and bitter. Not all the others so yes if you plug your nose it will affect how you taste. -Norman Bell MD
because you can't smell. Smell and taste are associated in our mouth, since the nose and tongue are so close together - it's almost impossible to taste food without smelling i…t - unless your nose is stopped up!
Somebody who could to something, wouldn't have asked that question.
Yes. When plugging your nose, you can actually taste better. Let's say you tasted syrup with your nose plugged. Really, you can taste it much better than with your nose unplug…ged. When you taste syrup with your nose unplugged, you get a much stronger taste, so now it doesn't taste as good as it did, did it? If you were to test it much further, in fact, it would make a brilliant science fair project! But why would it be that way i think that you should improve this answer.
yes, it does. some people say it does not have anything to do with it. but, i disagree with them. when you plug your nose, all the taste is gone. the tastes have to do with th…e smells. a cold is a very good example to this question.
During a cold, a congested nose is one of the symptoms, which restricts air flow through your nasal canal (nose). Taste is a combination of your tongue and nose breathing in a…ir in order to product a taste. Without breathing through your nose, taste is not possible. This is the same premise in which plugging your nose while eating something distasteful lowers the severity of it.
you can taste food, but it tastes bland. your nose helps you differenciate tastes. plugging your nose cuts off the oxygen going to your olfactory senses, which is a componet t…o being able to taste food.
personally, i like to go to my own fantasy world and just lie down with my eyes shut and daydream or take a nap. I on the other hand, look deep into the eyes of the potato and… wait till i see the light
Your tongue has five distinct "flavors" it can detect. Bitter, sweet, sour and salty, and something Asians call "umami". Your olfactory nerves (nose) can detect THOUSANDS of "…flavors". You can taste "something" when your nose is closed off, however it is limited severely by your turning off most of your detection equipment.
When you hum you blow out air to make the noise, but if you plug your nose, no air comes out and you cannot hum. It is possible to hum for a short time with your nose plug…ged, but you will be unable to do so for very long or at any volume.
Ive done this experiment many times. and i know that a lemon tastes like an orange. also there are many things you cant taste at all, like you cant taste sugar. when i did my …experiments though, many times i failed because my tester didnt tell me whether they tasted anything or not, they just guessed based on the texture of the food. i hope this helped :)
well...... your taste buds will kinda work better when your nose is unplugged because you have a better chance of tasting and or smelling things when your nose is unplugged. s…o when your nose is plugged you can't figure out or recognize the taste because your sinuses are blocked and the sinus is connected to your mouth.
The tongue relies on the nose's sences to function. When you plug your nose, this then causes you to not taste what you are eating due to the fact that your tongue cannot rely… on the nose senses.
your sense of taste is greatly affected by you nose because the air you breath through your nose passes over your tongue so you "taste" the air
it means u have a cold