Symptoms And Symptoms Of Chemical Senses

1617 WordsSep 6, 20167 Pages
Chemical Senses Smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing, are all senses that individuals take for granted every day. These senses allow humans to better understand their environment. Two senses that is important to an individual everyday meal, is the sense of smell and taste. Smell allows the aromas around the meal, to enter the nose to determine if the meal either smells good or bad. Taste gives the mouth the opportunity to understand if a meal either needs more seasoning or if it is just perfect. Taste and smell can also bring back a memory that is associated with a particular meal. These memories could be a harmful memory from a fight in a restaurant, or a delightful time with Grandmother in the kitchen. Taste Taste occurs when a certain chemical substance enters the mouth and makes contact with a nerve cell, which activates it by changing the protein that is in the sensory cell. This allows the cell to give messages to other nerve cells to pass information to the brain on the particular flavor that is being transmitted by the mouth. The papillae are the bumps that are on the tongue, is responsible for an individual to be able to have a more magnifying taste. Inside of the papillae is the taste buds. Each taste bud has sensory cells that are connected to different nerve fibers. Each individual has five important tastes, which are salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami. When food or liquids enter
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