Olfaction and Taste

Olfaction and Taste

Proceedings of the First International Symposium Held at the Wenner-Gren Center, Stockholm, September 1962

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editor: Y. Zotterman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223377

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International Symposium Series, Volume 1: Olfaction and Taste covers the proceedings of the First International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste, held at the Wenner-Gren Center, Stockholm, Sweden on September 1962. This symposium aims to explore the physiological and psychological aspects of olfaction and taste. This book is composed of 29 chapters and begins with the surveys of the physiology and morphology of the sensory receptors in certain groups of animals. The succeeding chapters describe the fundamental substrates of taste and the effect of temperature change on the response of taste. These topics are followed by discussions on the human taste nerves, taste stimulation and preference behavior, some thalamic and cortical mechanisms of taste, and the role of taste and smell in food and water regulation. The final chapters consider the basic principles of human body’s thermoreceptors and the gustatory relay in the medulla. This book is of great value to researchers in the fields of olfaction and taste and related fields.

Table of Contents

  • The Opening Address

    Studies on the Ultrastructure and Histophysiology of Cell Membranes, Nerve Fibers and Synaptic Junctions in Chemoreceptors

    Odor Specificities of the Frog's Olfactory Receptors

    Generation and Transmission of Signals in the Olfactory System

    Olfactory, Vomeronasal and Trigeminal Receptor Responses to Odorants

    Electrical Activity in the Olfactory System of Rabbits with Indwelling Electrodes

    Electrophysiological Investigation of Insect Olfaction

    The Fine Structure of the Olfactory Receptors of the Blowfly

    On the Olfactory Sense of Birds

    The Fundamental Substrates of Taste

    Dynamics of Taste Cells


    The Significance of the Terminal Structure of Afferent Nerve Fibers

    The Effect of Temperature Change on the Response of Taste Receptors

    Chemical Structure and Stimulation by Carbohydrates

    Electrophysiological Responses to Sugars and Their Depression by Salt

    Electrophysiological Studies on Human Taste Nerves

    Sensory Neural Patterns and Gustation

    Taste Functions in Fish

    Comparative Anatomical and Physiological Studies of Gustatory Mechanisms

    Taste Stimulation and Preference Behavior

    Chemical Coding in Taste—Temporal Patterns

    Comparative Studies on the Sense of Taste

    The Variations in Taste Thresholds of Ruminants associated with Sodium Depletion

    Some Thalamic and Cortical Mechanisms of Taste

    Natural Conditioned Salivary Reflex of Man alone as well as in a Group

    The Olfactory Identification of Chemical Units and Mixtures and Its Role in Behavior

    The Role of Taste and Smell in the Regulation of Food and Water Intake

    The Relationship between Body Temperature and Food and Water Intake

    Patterned Activities from Identifiable "Cold" and "Warm" Giant Neurons (Aplysia)

    The Gustatory Relay in the Medulla

    List of Participants

Product details

  • No. of pages: 406
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223377

About the Editor

Y. Zotterman

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Department of Physiology, Veterinary College, Stockholm (Sweden)

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