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How are smell and taste related to each other?


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Answered 2016-03-29 15:09:19

The reason smell and tast are related is that some foods such as chocolate, odors travel up the nasal passage in the back of your throat. The olfactory cells are stimulated, and the tast and smell of chocolate are sensed. So when you have a snuffy nose and some foods seem tasteless, it may be because the food's molecules are blocked from contacting the olfactory cells in your nasal passages

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