Neuroscience 6e Chapter 15 Outline

The Chemical Senses

Overview

Organization of the Olfactory System

Olfactory Perception in Humans

Assessing Olfactory Function in the Laboratory or Clinic

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS: Only One Nose

Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Olfactory Stimuli

Olfactory Epithelium and Olfactory Receptor Neurons

Odor Transduction and Odorant Receptor Proteins

BOX 15A The “Dogtor” Is In

Molecular and Physiological Mechanisms of Olfactory Odor Transduction

The Olfactory Bulb

Pyriform Cortical Processing of Information Relayed from the Olfactory Bulb

The Vomeronasal System: Predators, Prey, and Mates

The Vomeronasal System: Molecular Mechanisms of Sensory Transduction

Organization of the Taste System

Taste Perception in Humans

Taste Receptor Proteins and Transduction

Neural Coding in the Taste System