All posts tagged: olfactory receptors

Multitasking Tongue

The Multitasking Tongue (Chinese translation) contributor Rex Ting-chia has translated The Multitasking Tongue for our Chinese language readers. You can find the pdf here –

The Multitasking Tongue

Although we understand the physiology of the olfactory epithelium, the organ where volatile aroma compounds are converted in to the electrochemical signals that we perceive as aromas, smell or olfaction is still largely a mystery. For example, we have 400 types of olfactory receptors but we don’t know which volatile aroma compounds activate the majority of them.