TB10 P&C Lecture 2; Olfaction and taste

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1. What do turbinates do?

  • Force air flow against epithelium
  • Part of the olfactory sensory neuron, each OSN has a single type of odor receptor.
  • Covered in mucus and is fragile
  • Oderant molecules 'stick to' this when air comes into contact with it
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2. What do newborn studies of taste suggest?

  • Hardwired affect from newborn facial expressions to basic tastes
  • Newborns prefer salty to sweet food because of innate aversion
  • Hardwired affect from habituation studies of food groups
  • Newborns prefer sweet to sour food because of innate aversion

3. What is blindsmell?

  • Blind peoples perception of concious smell
  • Blind peoples perception of unconcious smell
  • Unconciously detecting smells
  • Conciously detecting smells

4. If the cribiform plate is pushed backward...?

  • Airflow will be restricted, corrective surgery required to repair olfactory epithelium
  • OSN axons will be sheared and you will be anosmic
  • The nasal passage will collapse resulting in damaged airflow
  • OSN dendrites will be sheared and you will be ataxic

5. Each glomerus receives input expressing...?

  • Surface receptors of a specific basic taste
  • 2+ chemoreceptor inputs
  • The same surface receptor
  • A range of surface receptors

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