Class Summary - We started out class today with a quiz on the ear anatomy. Today we talked about the senses taste and smell. We talked about the tongue map being outdated and no longer existing. The newest taste 'umami' is the taste of meat. We talked about how the brain interprets taste from tastebuds chemical message. We also talked about smell and how the olfactory cells in our nasal cavity relay chemical messages to the brain. We also talked about the co-dependence of the two senses.
Homework - Test on senses scheduled for Tuesday.
Objectives - Students will name the chemoreceptors and state their location, anatomy and mechanism of action.