1. I'm sure there have been, but I don't know
what exactly you are doing, so I can't look up
any results. Could you provide some more details?
2. I think your results really depend on how you
set up your experiment. How are you looking at
the effect of the taste of food? Are you looking
at the influence of sight and smell
individually, together, or both? What will be
the sights and smells that you will look
at/smell? What are the 5 different sugars? Will
each participant taste multiple sugars? If so,
how will you eliminate taste between "tests"?
3. I'm not totally familiar with the
connection, however I did look up some quick
references. It looks like smell and taste are
closely linked as your nose and mouth cavities
are linked. For example, if you were to hold
your nose and eat a jelly bean, you might not be
able to recognize the flavor, but if you open
your nose after chewing for a bit, you'd
immediately recognize that it were apple,
4. I've never tested the connection between
the two senses. It sounds fun though!
5. I look up references to experiments that
have previously been completed that apply to my
research so that I can better understand my
research, and how to progress my field. I also
work on activities through my school, and in the
community. Some days I only do experiments,
other days I only write up research.
I would only suggest having the subjects
eating at least a half of a saltine cracker to
get the taste out of their mouth, and then offer
water if they would like. It sounds like a great
experiment, and I can't wait to find out about
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