The taste of electric currents (part 2 of 2)

Improbable recently profiled the work of the Miyashita Laboratory at Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, where research is underway into the possibilities offered by ‘electro-gustation’. The lab has not only invented the electric chopsticks but has also investigated a possible way of encouraging diners to use less salt on their potato chips – with the aid of an electric fork. See this video by Hiromi Nakamura and Homei Miyashita entitled : ‘Enhancing Saltiness with Cathodal Current’