NEUR 2500 Lecture 8: SET 8
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Department
Behavioral Neuroscience
Course
NEUR 2500
Professor
Tartar
Semester
Fall

Description
SET 8 Gustation Chemical sense of smell Olfaction Chemical sense of taste Chemoreceptors Chemically sensitive cells Basic tastes Saltiness, sourness, sweetness, bitterness, umami Taste perception 1) Activate different combination of tastes 2) Distinct flavor from taste and smell 3) Sensory modalities such as texture and temperature (also pain for spicy flavor) Organs of taste Tongue, palate, pharynx, epiglottis, nasal cavity Papillae Small projections on the surface of the tongue 3 types: folliate, vallate, and fungiform Taste buds Each papillae has several taste buds
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