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Unformatted text preview: Axons of the olfactory neurons form the olfactory nerves, which enter the olfactory bulb. Olfactory tracts carry action potentials from the olfactory bulbs to the olfactory cortex of the brain. • The wide range of detectable odors may result from combinations of receptor responses stimulated by only a few primary odors. Taste • Taste buds contain taste cells with hairs that extend into pores. Receptors on the hairs detect dissolved substances. • There are four basic types of taste: sour, salty, bitter, and sweet. • The facial nerves carry taste from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue, the glossopharyngeal from the posterior one-third of the tongue, and the vagus from the root of the tongue....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10