3.I Describe the hearing process, including the specific nature of energy transduction, relevant anatomical structures, and specialized pathways in the brain for each of the senses.
DISCLAMER: Do not turn up your volume in the first ten seconds of the video. Louder noises ahead! Say whaaaaaat? Yep, it's about time we talk about the auditory system. Your ears are amazing things. Sure, they're a bit floppy, but they help us navigate the word around us just as much as our eyes. In the words of a wise man: To hear is to see with our ears. Alie Astrocyte gets into the neuroscience of the auditory system and its inner workings. You won't want to miss what she says next.
3.J Describe taste and smell processes, including the specific nature of energy transduction, relevant anatomical structures, and specialized pathways in the brain for each of the senses.
You know how babies put everything in their mouth? They’re actually exploring with taste! Thanks to our gustatory system, we can detect millions of distinct tastes through combinations of our different taste receptors, kind of like how colors are a combination of different visual receptors. It brings enjoyment to our lives and, most likely, kept our ancient ancestors from chowing down on poisonous foods.
Come learn the neuroscience of taste with Alie Astrocyte. Taste the rainbow…err…the difference!
What is that smell? It smells like an old factory. Oh wait, nope, it’s just your olfactory system. We can’t neglect one of our more scent-sitive senses. Our sense of smell not only gives us the ability to distinguish different odors, it also aids our memory and keeps us healthy.
Alie Astrocyte sniffs out the neuroscience of the olfactory system and its pathway to the brain. Get your nose in this business!
World's Strangest - S01E04 'Jobs'
8 min (edited)|TV-PG| 2014
WORLD'S STRANGEST examines bizarre, peculiar jobs that require a unique skillset
This job is pretty cool and anyone who loves ice cream will probably love this job. Even though anyone can taste ice cream flavors and tell you whether they’re good or not, this job can only be done by food scientist.
The food scientist are to judge the ice cream based on its taste, color, flavor, smell, texture, and how it looks. Sometimes they even invent new ice cream flavors. These scientist get paid $100k every year which isn’t bad for eating ice cream!
This job is odd I’ll admit, but you’ll be lucky if you get it. This job is really hard to get due to it not having many openings. Paper towel sniffers get paid to smell paper towels to make sure that they don’t have any weird or odd smells before they’re sold.
It is extremely hard to get a job sniffing paper towels and it is said that it’s easier to get an acting job in Hollywood. This odd job usually pays around $1,000 a week for smelling paper towels. How Cool!?
I always start the day with two cups of coffee. But by the end of work this number skyrockets to around 250 cups. Before you panic, I only taste these in a process called cupping. My job involves overseeing coffee quality and signing off the flavor profile for all new products (Picture: Sam Oakes Photography)
It requires you to slurp the coffee and then spit it out into a spittoon, a bit like wine tasting. Doing this helps to prevent me from over caffeinating myself and ensures that I sleep at night.
I work on the coffee buying team of Taylors of Harrogate and have been working here for 15 years. My job involves overseeing coffee quality and signing off the flavor profile for all new products.
It takes quite the sweet tooth (and dedication to exercise and tooth brushing) to do what Lorraine Vacca does everyday.
Overseeing product development and quality control for a major candy manufacturer is more than just stuffing your face with chocolate.
As Global News' Aalia Adam found out, the business of keeping candy fun and enjoyable is serious work.
In order to test the effectiveness of new products, ‘odor judges’ are hired to smell volunteers’ breath, feet, and armpits. They make sure their judgment is accurate, the members of staff have their sense of smell tested monthly. Let’s hope those products are doing the trick, for the judges’ sake!
3.K Describe sensory processes, including the specific nature of energy transduction, relevant anatomical structures, and specialized pathways in the brain for each of the body senses.
Ouch! That hurt! When your baby brother bites your finger, how do you feel it? How do you know what’s hot or what’s cold? How can you tell if something is soft or scratchy or damp? Most of all, how do we feel pain? We’re talking about touch.
Alie Astrocyte feels her way through the somatosensory system and explores the neuroscience behind touch.
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