The Verge interviews Ranasinghe on taste simulation in virtual reality

Nimesha Ranasinghe, an assistant professor of spatial informatics at the University of Maine, was interviewed for The Verge’s podcast, The Vergecast, to talk about how taste is simulated in virtual reality experiences. Ranasinghe explained his research, which explored sending electrical pulses to peoples’ tongues to manipulate different tastes, like salty, sweet, sour and bitter.