Taste perception often is explained as a simple coding scheme: individual neurons encode sweet, sour, bitter or salty flavors.

Taste perception often is explained as a simple coding scheme: individual neurons encode sweet, sour, bitter or salty flavors.

However, it's not that simple. Don Katz, associate professor of psychology at Brandeis University, will discuss "The Neural Population Dynamics of Taste Perception," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in room 114 of Denison University's Olin Science Hall, 100 Sunset Hill Drive.

The lecture, sponsored by Denison's neuroscience program, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Heather Rhodes at 740-587-6788 or visit denison.edu.