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Taste, Smell, and The Ear

Study Guide

Study all notes and review handout.

Introduction to Senses
1. Define stimulus, sensation
2. What is a sensory receptor?
3. Identify types of receptors by location and type of stimulus it detects
4. Proprioceptors detect?

Taste
1. Type of receptors for taste
2. Taste sensations
3. Location of receptors
4. What are papillae?
5. Receptors for texture of food and hot food

Smell
1. Types of receptors
2. Location of receptors
3. How are smell and taste related?

The Ear – Structure and Hearing
1. Be able to label a diagram of the ear (see handout)
2. Function of cerumen, ear drum, ossicles, Eustachian tube
3. Location of endolymph and perilymph
4. Location of organ of Corti
5. Be able to trace the pathway of a sound wave
6. Type of receptors for hearing and balance

Static Equilibrium
1. What does it respond to?
2. What are otoliths?
3. Where are the receptors located?
4. What do maculae look like with head upright, inverted, and tilted (see handout)

Dynamic Equilibrium
1. Where are the receptors located?
2. What do they respond to?
3. Role of endolymph during

Ear Disorders
1. What causes motion sickness?
2. What causes sensorineural deafness?
3. What causes conduction deafness?