Biophysics of Taste:
Salty Taste Transduction.
Sour Taste Transduction.
Sweet Taste Transduction.
Bitter Taste Transduction.
Umami Taste Transduction.
The Question of Receptors.
Biophysics and Behavior: Is There a Link?
The Neural Code and Integrative Processes of Taste:
Taste System Anatomy.
Physiology of Gustatory Afferent Neurons.
Coding of Taste Quality.
Integrative Mechanisms of Taste.
Psychophysics of Taste:
Some Fundamental Questions of Taste Reductions.
Detection and Thresholds.
Informational Content of Odors.
Issues, Needs, and Directions.
Clinical Disorders of Smell and Taste:
Smell versus Taste: Confusion and Relative Vulnerabilities.
The Ontogeny of Human Flavor Perception:
Sensory Systems That Detect Flavor.
Responsiveness of the Fetus and Premature Infant to Flavors.
Taste and Olfactory Perception during Human Infancy.
Early Responsiveness by the Human Infant to Flavor: Example of Mother's Milk.
Conclusions and Future Direc