Sensory Systems: Chemical Senses

Anna Menini

Amount of frontal teaching:
15 hours



Sensory systems allow an organism to get information from the external world and transform it into an internal representation. We will learn general principles of sensory systems’ organization, and the most recent advances about the mammalian olfactory, vomeronasal and taste senses.

- Anatomical organization of the olfactory, vomeronasal and taste systems.

- Olfactory, vomeronasal, taste receptors and their ligands.

- Transduction mechanisms.

- Main and accessory olfactory bulb.

- Olfactory and gustatory cortex.


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