Chemical Senses

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Chemical Senses

Jenny McDowell

PSY/345

04/18/2016
Adam Castleberry

Chemical Senses

Chemical senses are the connection of smell and taste. Different fluids and water are chemical substances that dissolve in the mouth that is a stimuli of taste. “There are four basic descriptions that stimuli taste, they are the following, bitter, salty, sour and sweet. These sensations can be combined to stimulate different types of stimulation of taste,” (Bartoshuk, L. M., & Beauchamp, G. K.) (1994), Chemical senses. Examples would consist of salt and vinegar potato chips, sweet and sour chicken, and other different combinations. Taste buds that are located on the tongue are called receptors, there are thousands of tiny bumps
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When smelling a fresh home cooked meal/food such as Grandma’s famous apple pie or Grandpa’s honey glazed ham it can bring great positive emotions and can trigger past memorable meals that can associate with what you are smelling within that moment. I have made great wonderful meals that I have learned from older generations of my family and I continue the cycle of cooking them because it brings me great joy of all the good memories I have had with those that taught me these very same recipes. The second of course is the sense of taste, when biting in to a slice of Grandmas apple pie it can stimulate the mind to remember just as much as the sense of smell as well. By using both these senses it creates an atmosphere of a memorable meal that can be enjoyable to the mind, the body and a person’s emotional soul. According to Kenia M. Castellanos, Judith A. Hudson, Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Patricia J. Wilson. Besides, (fall2010.), odors can be used to affect emotional states. The amygdala, critical for the expression and experience of emotion and for emotional memory, was activated during odor-evoked memory recall. Also, elicited odors supporting the idea that odors are more emotionally showed that odors that were rated as pleasant induced mainly happiness and surprise, whereas odors rated as unpleasant evoked mainly anger or disgust. Making a memorable meal can be a positive or not so positive outcome when it triggers your

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