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ONLY the left side of the brain can decide whether or not food tastes good—whereas both sides of the brain assess how strong it tastes. Thomas Pritchard and Paul Eslinger of the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, tested the taste of eleven healthy people and six people with brain damage. They dropped salty, bitter, sweet or sour tastes onto the subjects’ tongues. All the brain damage patients were able to assess the intensity of the flavours, but those with damage in the insular cortex of the left side of the brain were unable to name the taste (Behavioral Neuroscience, vol 113, p 663). “The left side of the brain seems to have the upper hand in terms of taste quality,