Is taste independent from smell?
No. The olfactory cells in the nose work with the tasting sensors in the mouth. Therefor, some people say things like "Ew. That tastes like stinky feet!" when they haven't actually eaten "stinky feet." They have only smelled them.
What is the independent and dependent variable in a taste and smell science experiment using jelly beans?
The independent variable is the flavor of the jellybean that you give your subject ... it can be whatever flavor you choose. The dependant variables are the taste and smell that he reports ... they depend on what flavor you give him. And they also probably depend on some of the characteristics of his taster and his smeller.
Well, it depends on how you define the terms "taste" and "smell." The way most people use "taste," to mean the sensations experienced when eating a food or drinking a beverage, smell is definitely a large portion of the experience. If, however, you define the terms "taste" and "smell" more scientifically, so that taste refers to the sensations elicited by stimulation of the taste receptor cells and smell refers to the stimulation of olfactory neuron…
No, because 70-75 percent of taste comes from smell. Taste buds allow the perception of only bitter, salty, sweet and sour tastes. It is the odor (smell) molecules from food that give the most taste sensation. You might taste a little, but not enough. Yes, you can taste without smell. I was born with anosmia (no sense of smell) and I can taste things just as well as the next person.
no (different person:) actually, they taste completely the same. The only difference is that the smell is what causes it to taste differently. I did an experiment where i pinch my nose to avoid the smell, and actually ate an apple and an onion. They do taste the same, except the smell is what changes the taste