Because nutrition relies heavily on the senses of smell and taste, which aren't generally conveyed through electronic media, Bee Quest participants who taste test foods as part of their project are helping revive the chemosenses
to their integral place in nutrition.
Anatomy and physiology of the chemosenses
in healthy subjects and the influence of disease states on these perceptions are covered, finally ending with influences on behavior and interactions with other senses.
Occasionally, too, chemosenses
return to normal just as spontaneously as they disappeared.
Written by a renowned author with extensive teaching experience, the book covers, in six parts, the general features of sensory systems, the mechanosenses, the chemosenses
, the senses which detect electromagnetic radiation, other sensory systems including pain, thermosensitivity and some of the minority senses and, finally, provides an outline and discussion of philosophical implications.
The senses of smell and taste work in tandem and together they are called the chemosenses.
The chemosenses are engaging across ages: We enjoy learning about ourselves.
To introduce the chemosenses, read the book entitled The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen.
The first cranial nerve is the purveyor of our chemosenses, smell and taste.
Since self-recognition of impaired chemosenses is poor, screening becomes even more important.
Instead, use chemosenses to your dieting advantage.