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We all have taste buds, but what in the body decides if the taste of anything is positive or negative?

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Hi Blades. Ever since I can remember I have smelt food before I eat it. If it doesn't smell nice I cannot bring myself to even taste it. I class it as a I don't eat it food & that's it. Nowadays I am more discreet about smelling it but I still wont even try it if the smell disagrees with me. Also bad smells like body smells my nose picks up on straight away. I can't always get the smell out of my nose unless I go breathe fresh outdoor air.
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An excellent question. We all have different tastes in food, clothes, music, art, what we find attractive in people, etc. The senses pull in information but it's the brain that interprets and categorizes that information. It's difficult to say just what leads us to develop certain preferences.

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I like to categorize things as images, sounds, and physical feelings. Taste and smell yield physiological processes and physical feelings are created almost immediately. Things you see or hear also yield physiologocal processes inside the body that create a physical feeling. The unique thing about living creatures is that everything you feel has to be considered positive, neutral, or negative. The only thing that I could use to contradict your point is a couple stories of people who literally have no brain and still function.
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Awareness equals positive, neutral, or negative. Unawareness equals neutral.
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@hurricane, love your contradiction part!!! So True!
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