Psy350BA Project1 Gustatory Cortex

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Psy350BA Project1 Gustatory Cortex



Primary Gustatory Cortex

- Area of the brain that controls the sense of taste.

The Senses of Taste

How do we taste?

Taste and smell are both Chemical Senses and have own receptors to generate the signal to send to the brain. The taste-related signal travel from the mouth through branches of the trigeminal, glossopharyngeal nerves, medulla, thalamus, and finally to primary gustatory areas of the cerebral cortex.

Taste Bud & 5 Basic flavours

The Tongue is the sensory organ to detect thetaste. The papillae the bumps on the top of tonguecontains the taste bud that allow to taste. There are 4 types of papillae, and each type havedifferent amount of taste buds.

5 Basic Flavours



A Savory taste

Reference :

- Rita carter. The Human Brain. 2009. Print-"Taste and Smell". April 01, 2012. Web- "Compendium Review: Nervous System and Senses". Human biology blog. May 06, 2008. Web- "What is the Gustatory cortex?". wiseGeek. unknown. Web- "Gustatory receptor cells". Wolfwikis. unknown. Web- "The Mystery of the senses". James B. Calvert, PhD. Dec 31, 2002. Web.

"Gustatory Cortex"

Gustatory receptor cell Diagram


  • Tomster 9 years ago

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    Tom Li: Exceptionally detailed, great mix of videos, texts, and images.