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Chemical senses

– Taste and smell are the body’s chemical senses. Both are activated when flavor and odor chemical particles enter through the mouth and nostrils, respectively.

Which are the chemical senses?
When are they activated?

Sense of taste

– Its main function is to distinguish between the basic flavors and also to tell when food is decomposed and mustn’t be eaten.

What is the main function of the sense of taste?
What can the sense of taste perceive, besides the four basic flavors?

Sense of smell

– The molecules that stimulate olfaction enter through the nose, the main organ of the sense of smell. This sense stands out for its great sensory capacity and also for contributing towards the stimulation of appetite and digestive secretions.

What is the main organ of the sense of smell?
What does the sense of smell help stimulate?