Thousands of proofs exist for evolution zero for god. Human tongue taste zones. You mentioned an old german paper and a mistranslation of it, then stated one research where “it can be presumed that [the researcher] pretty much just made the whole set of results up so he could get another paper published and make himself look good to his university chums.” You might want to analyze your assumptions. Case in point: have you ever heard that your tongue has 'taste zones' that are responsible for picking up specific tastes? The chimp is therefor our cousin. The BBC is not liable for the contents of any external internet sites listed, nor does it endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised on any of the sites. The human tongue is popularly thought to have distinct zones for discerning sweet, bitter, sour, salty and savoury tastes, with the so-called “tongue map”, often seen in primary school textbooks. It's true most taste buds are on your tongue, but there are also taste cells in the back of your throat, on your epiglottis (that flap of cartilage in the mouth at the back of the tongue), your nose and sinuses, all the way down the throat to the upper part of the esophagus. These tastes, along with a fifth taste called umami (savory), can be sensed on all parts of the tongue. LINGUAL PAPILLAE I was curoius if the taste of hot sauce/chilli/etc. The other two types of papillae are less common but can be seen with the naked eye. {"217133177":{"content_id":"217133177","title":"Tongue taste areas. I often believed the same thing, your tongue couldn’t possibly work like that, I can believe the brain is more or less sectioned off. The concept of taste zones was a widely believed and circulated myth. If ot look me up if u ever in Glasgow, Scotland! U hot and u know it!!! 2. Our perception of flavors are not simply the mixture of these five primary tastes, but are also influenced by food texture, aroma, temperature, appearance, and one’s state of mind among other things. I would like to have some Peer Review papers for this.. Different regions of the tongue are able to recognise all five different tastes (Credit: Alamy). If you don’t believe it, put something bitter on the tip of your tongue or something sweet in the centre. According to C. Clairborne Ray from The New York Times, the human tongue is slightly more sensitive to some tastes in certain areas (keyword: slightly). On a side note, Edwin Boring also was the creator of the visual perception test of the ambiguous drawing depicting either a young woman or an old woman, which is now known as the “Boring Figure”. She is so sexy and beautiful. Those little pink and white bumps you do see on your tongue are actually called papillae, hair-like projections that taste buds rest atop. I know you were going for humor, but it was distracting more than funny. Fungiform papillae are most common and are found mostly at the tip of the tongue and at the edges. However, there are certain regions that are more sensitive to one category than to others. It turns out this myth got its start when a certain Harvard Psychologist Edwin G. Boring (I bet his lectures were exciting… *crickets*) mistranslated a German paper written in 1901 titled “Zur Psychophysik des Geschmackssinnes” or in English “Paper that is soon to be completely debunked, along with being mistranslated by some Boring Harvard guy” (eh, eh, ‘Boring Harvard Guy’? That’s fact, revealed by science. And I hope she doesn’t have a latex allergy. As you grow older and reflect on the things you learned in grade school, you slowly come to realise that many common, everyday facts that your third grade teacher told you about - facts that you took as truth your entire life - are, in fact, nonsense. What were we talking about again? If you have any symptoms or concerns about the appearance of your tongue, see your doctor. You should absolutely research more on your own though, if you are still skeptical.