1. Olfactory cilia...?
- Force air flow against epithelium
- Covered in mucus and is fragile
- Part of the olfactory sensory neuron, each OSN has a single type of odor receptor.
- Oderant molecules 'stick to' this when air comes into contact with it
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2. What is a signal of distress found in tears?
3. What is the McClintock effect?
- The synchronisation of menstrual cycles has a pheremone basis
- The synchronisation of menstrual cycles has an astrological basis
- The synchronisation of menstrual cycles has a sociocognitive basis
- The synchronisation of menstrual cycles has a emotional basis
4. What is the core concept of shape theory?
- Receptor specificity is based on molecular structure. Oderants must have the right shape to activate the receptor, there is a certain receptor for each molecule
- Molecules with the same IR vibrational spectrum should smell similar, same shape diff vibrations smell different. Bond energies determine activation level
- A two-stage theory. Molecules must be the right shape to bond to receptor sites but bond energies determine final activation level.
5. When you smell a gas leak what are you actually smelling?
- Butyl mercaptan
- Sodium chloride