Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Gordon M. Shepherd

How does your brain sense flavor? Neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd delves into this question in Neurogastronomy. He skillfully considers how not just smell and taste, but also the other senses work together to make a “brain flavor system.” Moving beyond the anatomical, Shepherd looks at the ways in which the brain flavor system impacts diverse aspects of life, from emotion to memory to drug addiction.