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Chemical Senses

Ψ  Five basic tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, & umami
   •  The surface of the tongue is trenched, within them are the taste buds the receptors for taste.
     Flavor is the result of the combination of taste & smell.

Smell or olfaction, Ψ  Functions of olfaction;
     1. intensify the taste of food
      2. warn of bad foods
       3. elicit strong memories

General Psychology
Robert C. Gates