Smell&Taste [Compatibility Mode]

Smell&Taste [Compatibility Mode] - Chemical senses:...

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1 Chemical senses: Smell and Taste Smell and Taste What we call ‘my body’ What we call ‘the world’ Proprioceptive Interoceptive Exteroceptive Smell Taste Olfaction (smell) and gustation (taste) Olfactory system : the system for detecting molecules floating in the air Gustatory system : the system for detecting molecules we put in our mouths
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2 Olfaction : smell Odor : Olfactory sensation Odorant : A chemical compound that induces odor Not every chemical compound is an odorant. To be smelled, a molecule must be volatile, small and hydrophobic (repellent to water). Star-Nosed Mole Dog Human A comparative perspective Olfactory Bulb
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Deodorant testing Kant: Smell is the most dispensable sense, and is not worth cultivating because disgusting odors outnumber pleasant ones and even when we do come across something fragrant, the pleasure coming from the sense of smell cannot be other than fleeting and transitory. Taste was only barely more valuable, mainly because eating and drinking promote sociability. Aristotle’s (invalid) system of basic smells:
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