The gustatory pathway. Taste Receptor Cells. Arise from epithelial cells and are located on taste buds in the papillae of the tongue Detect different taste qualities each with a unique chemosensory mechanism Salty Sour Bitter Sweet Umami
Taste buds on the anterior tongue and palate innervated by the intermediate nerve (VII)
The gustatory cortex is located completely beneath the cortical surface.
PET scan – Cortical activation after presentation of 5% sucrose solution