Does the Brain Use the Scientific Method?
Peggy M. Heinselman
5/18/2010 9:42:25 AM
While listening to a friend talk I picked up a food item that should have tasted salty but due to a mistake by the waitress on my order it lacked any salt. When the expected taste of salt did not registar on my tongue it caused a mental jolt. The waitress took care of the mistake and I went on with listening to my friend. Then I took a sip of my coffee. Another mental jolt. It tasted as if half the salt shaker had been added. I tried it again and it was the same. I ask my friend to taste it. She said it was perfectly fine.
This was the beginning of an odd journey for over six weeks of everything I ate tasting extremely salty to me but not to anyone else I'd asked to taste it. I saw my doctor after the third week of no change. He gave me a mouthwash for a possible fungal infection. It did nothing, but, tasted real salty!! He had no answers for me. Is there anything in your research that may help me understand what my 'little scientist' was up to or not up to? Thank You, Peg