Taste buds = aesthetic taste?

What if the taste buds on our tongue were indicators of aesthetic tastes?  All taste resides in the brain.

  • Sweet - usually indicates energy rich nutrients
  • Umami - the taste of amino acids (e.g. meat broth or aged cheese)
  • Salty - allows modulating diet for electrolyte balance
  • Sour - typically the taste of acids
  • Bitter - allows sensing of diverse natural toxins
  • What if the complex likes and dislikes of things we ingest could be correlated with taste in art?

    I'm thiiiiiinking.  Stay tuned.