A few sensory receptors are listed below. Select each one that is NOT a neuron, but is instead a modified epithelial cell. This question has multiple correct answers.
olfactory sensory neuron
Gustatory epithelial cells are excited by _________________ .
action potentials of the olfactory nerve filaments
the taste buds with undissolved chemicals
binding of tastants to receptors on their microvilli
binding of odorants to receptors on their microvilli
Olfactory pathways to the brain are associated with which of these?
Mitral cells in the olfactory bulb
None of the above
Put the following items into the order from the odorant molecule arriving to sending olfactory information to the rest of the brain.
mitral cell activation
olfactory receptor neuron axon activation
cribiform plate of the ethmoid bone
Smell transduction and taste transduction share which of the following in common?
In reality these transduction pathways share nothing in common.
Both could involve a pathway which includes G protein.
When someone has a common cold they experience a loss of appetite. The best explanation is _______________________ .
what we think of as taste is mainly smell
the nasal congestion caused by the cold failed to block access to olfactory receptors
tastants are no longer dissolved in saliva due to dry mouth
odorants can no longer be drawn into the nose by sniffing
Which cranial nerves are involved in the physiology of taste?
II, IV and VI
VII, IX and X
Which of the following conditions is ordinarily indicated when olfactory neurons lose their ability to replace themselves?
inflammatory response to an allergy
age related anosmia
antibiotics killed all the olfactory neurons at once
Which submodality of taste is sensitive to the pH of saliva?
Every sensory receptor has to produce a generator potential to activate the next cell in its pathway (or itself). The sensory receptors for the somatic senses are true neurons, with their cell bodies typically within the dorsal root ganglia. Meanwhile, the only special senses receptor that is a true neuron with an axon is the . For example, taste cells are  that exist entirely within the . Each sensory receptor is activated by specific stimuli, so that  are activated within the cochlea by a  that causes a  of their hairs, while  in the semicircular canals are activated by  that causes  to push on their hairs. Some sensory receptors can only be  by their stimuli, while others, like the vestibular sensory receptors, can be  by their stimuli. When a sensory receptor does not have an axon, it has to synapse onto a neuron in order to send the information back to the . For example, a taste cell for sweet tastes will most likely synapse onto a sensory neuron that will carry the information back through the  nerve.
All Answer Choices
dorsal root ganglia
depolarized or hyperpolarized
modified epithelial cells
movement of the head
specific sound frequency
crista ampullaris hair cells
olfactory receptor neuron
auditory hair cells