The participants we interviewed seemed to have similar beliefs as those we found in the research.  We found that some interviewees seemed to believe that there was a map on the tongue classifying each specific taste, while others were very cautious to make that assumption. The participants ranged in age from 18-91 years old. Many of the participants explained they were taught the tongue map at some point in their life but could not pinpoint the exact point. 

After completing a taste test, the subjects could not determine the areas of the tongue that tasted sweets versus the areas that tasted salt. In other words, they could taste each sensation on all areas of the tongue with taste buds. There was no specific difference between age groups or generations, as each group showed us the same prior knowledge and beliefs when discussing the tongue.

In closing, there were a few participants who believed when they completed the taste test and received differing data from their textbook or teacher, they believed that there was something wrong with them themselves, not with the information that they received. This shows us the trust that people put into the educational system and the beliefs of others, when instead they should experiment, explore, investigate, and inquire into the true meaning of what we are learning.