Jars of human tongues found under floorboards of Florida home

Police are investigating after jars containing preserved human tongues were found in the crawlspace of a house in northwest Gainesville home, WCJB-TV is reporting. Gainesville police said the remains were discovered during an inspection of the foundation of a home that was once owned by Dr. Ronald Baughman, a former University of Florida researcher andContinue reading “Jars of human tongues found under floorboards of Florida home”

Scientists Identify The Location of ‘Taste’ in Your Head, And It’s Not The Tongue

by David Nield How exactly do our brains sort between the five taste groups: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami? We’ve now got a much better idea, thanks to research that has pinned down where in the brain this taste processing happens. Step forward: the insular cortex. Already thought to be responsible for everything fromContinue reading “Scientists Identify The Location of ‘Taste’ in Your Head, And It’s Not The Tongue”

The health benefits of tongue scraping

by Lambeth Hochwald It’s been hammered into our heads to brush twice a day, floss once (though that’s up for debate) and maybe rinse with a fluoride mouthwash. But recently, another chore has been suggested as an addition to our dental routine: tongue scraping. But is this ayurvedic practice that dates back to ancient IndiaContinue reading “The health benefits of tongue scraping”