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1

What three cranial nerves are associated with taste?

1-Facial (VII)
2-Glosspharyngeal (IX)
3-Vagus (X)

2

What nucleus do the taste nerves synapse in before heading to the VPM?

Nucleus solitarius

3

What are the 5 tastes we sense?

1-Umami
2-Sweet
3-Bitter
4-Sour
5-Salty

4

Where are the two gustatory cortexes found?

-Frontal operculum
-Insula

5

Damage to what area of the brain can disrupt addiction to cigarette smoking?

Insula

6

What system is responsible for smelling pheromones?

Vomeronasal system

7

What are the 5 major targets of the olfactory system?

1-Anterior olfactory nucleus
2-Olfactory tubercle
3-Amygdala
4-Piriform cortex
5-Entorhinal cortex (limbic interaction)

8

Olfactory receptor neurons bring the message to what?

Olfactory glomerulus

9

What cells carry signal from the olfactory glomerulus to the lateral olfactory tract?

Mitral cells