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Unformatted text preview: marking and identifying territory o Taste has a narrow range (whether a certain substance should be consumed) • Preferences o Smell is acquired from experience o Taste is inborn • Taste and feeding ecology o Spets Often carnivores and insectivores Concentrate on one or a few food items Food identification can be programmed genetically Interesting adaptations involve search and captures Complex gustatory sense not necessary o Generalists Omnivores Eat wide variety of foods Must learn what foods are safe to eat Need gustatory sense to guide food selection • Anatomy and physiology of gustation o Tongue is the primary organ of taste o Fungiform papillae o Foliate papillae o Circumvallate papillae...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 225 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UNC.
- Fall '10