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Running head: CHEMICAL SENSES1Chemical SensesPSY 345Dr. Thomas Baker
Running head: CHEMICAL SENSES2Although in the beginning of time they served as instincts of survival (2008), taste and smell are known as crucial senses today. Smell and taste have their place hand in hand in our chemical sensing system, also known as chemosensation. These senses are crucial in many ways including in the connection created between the chemical senses, emotional memories, and the brain. Where chemical senses along with emotional memories can be directly activated by our sense of smell. This amazing phenomenon of smelling and tasting initiates when molecules set free by the elements around us stimulating distinct nerve cells in our mouth, throat and nose. These amazing senses of taste and smell enable the world around as a molecular level experience. Although smells come in many forms and shapes and taste offers many sensations, these two senses can affect each other and depend on whether or not it to allows us to experience flavor. To be more precise, smell and taste affect how we directly perceive flavor. Taste and smell influence one another, making one of these sense stronger in the impact of how to change the taste of our food. There are different elements that exist and highlight the connection betweenthe chemical senses, emotional memories, and the brain. When smell and taste affect each otherSmell and taste can affect each other in multiple ways. The affect between smell and taste can impact the flavor of our food or at least how we perceive it. An issue with either or (smell or taste) could deter them combined. When your chemical sense of smell does not enable you to smell your meal, it is possible that your sense of taste may not be able to anticipate flavor. Beingable to smell the scents of your meal empowers your awareness of flavor. Keeping in mind that our tongue and taste is only able to distinguish chemicals with a sweet, sour, bitter or salty flavor.