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Taste and Olfaction: Sensory Discrimination

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Sensory Processes

  1. Donald H. McBurney

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010323

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

McBurney, D. H. 2011. Taste and Olfaction: Sensory Discrimination. Comprehensive Physiology. 1067–1086.

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Psychophysical Methodology in the Chemical Senses
    • 1.1
      Nature of Stimulus
    • 1.2
      Nature of Taste Qualities
    • 1.3
      Nature of Olfactory Qualities
    • 1.4
      Methods of Stimulation
    • 1.5
      Detecting Chemical Stimuli
    • 1.6
      Magnitude of Sensation
    • 1.7
      Responses to Mixtures of Chemical Stimuli
  • 2
    Effects of Stimulus Parameters
    • 2.1
      Taste
    • 2.2
      Olfaction
  • 3
    Adaptation
    • 3.1
      Adaptation: Taste
    • 3.2
      Adaptation: Olfaction
  • 4
    Odor Memory
  • 5
    Hedonics
    • 5.1
      Diet Selection
  • 6
    Effects of Aging