The Forum - That's disgusting!
Disgust: it’s one of our basic emotions, and yet, how much do we really understand it?
This week, a programme to test how strong your stomach is. Why is slimy slithery food so often unappetizing? And why do babies respond to bitter tastes by screwing up their noses? We’ll be exploring disgust: when it’s a useful tool to keep us safe from disease and poisoning, and when it’s a gut reaction that could encourage risk-aversion and even predict the way we vote.