would it be possible to deactivate the taste sense temporarily? maybe a medicine that robbed you of your ability to taste for a few days. im thinking this is a silly question seeing as the medical industry would be all over this one had it been possible. uses could vary... most likely it would be the new fad in weight loss or somesuch. After all... if you cant taste what you eat, you wouldnt care if it was a piece of toast or a bucket of chickenwings.