Today we were tricked! We tasted some different liquids, one yellow, one red, and one green. Our tastebuds told us that they all tasted different. The yellow one tasted like apple juice. The red one tasted like cranberry juice, and the green one tasted like lime.
Here's how we were tricked. THEY WERE ALL APPLE JUICE! Turns out the color of the juice tricked out brain into thinking we could taste different flavors. Our brain knows what certain fruits and fruit juices taste like and sets up our tongue with certain expectations.
Then we did some tasting without the smell. Just for fun!
Here's what we took away from this. Go into every experience with a clean slate. Sometimes your preconceived notions can make things tricky. Let's all be flexible with our friends and ourselves.