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Unformatted text preview: are specialized and complex o stimulation of one sense organ influences sensitivity of another sense organ • difficult to access in isolation o in sensory testing, we like to isolate to a particular response ! this is difficult Gustation (taste) • basic unit is the taste bud • made up of receptor cells • located in papillae Taste Bud • made up of epithelial cells – can die and regrow (7- 10 days to regenerate) • supporting cells give structure • basal cells grow into sensory cells • sensory cells are innervated • nerves lead to brain • microvilli on surface of cells – help to trap the stimulus • stimulus comes in onto tongue, travels...
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