Chapter 6. Section 4: Other Senses. Taste: Savory Sensations. Taste occurs because chemicals stimulate thousands of receptors in the mouth, primarily on the tongue, but also in the throat, cheeks, & roof of mouth. Papillae: Knoblike elevations on the tongue, containing the taste buds.
Section 4: Other Senses
Airborne chemical molecules enter the nose & circulate through the nasal cavity.
Sniff out dangers by smelling smoke, food spoilage, & poisonous gases
Red bars show the people who could identify a substance dropped on the tongue when they were able to smell it
Receptors intake messages that travel through a part of the auditory nerve not involved in hearing