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Kevin has spent more than three decades teaching undergraduate human anatomy & physiology. He has also been writing A&P textbooks and related works. He is a President Emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and was founding director of the HAPS Institute. He also teaches graduate courses and workshops for those who teach A&P.

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Scent and Taste

The chemical senses of olfaction taste are still in large part mysteries to physiologists.

Even more interesting is the fact that there has been some controversy injected by an alternate hypothesis of the mechanisms by which odorants are detected by olfactory receptors.

If you want to explore the worlds of scent,taste, and how they interact, you'll be glad you did! Below are some resources that may help you sort things out in the current world of olfactory and gustatory science.

The Scent of Desire

The Scent of Desire by Rachel Herz is a fascinating exploration of the olfactory sense. Click here for some interesting facts from the book about the "sense of scent" that I'll bet you never knew!

The Emperor of Scent

Chandler Burr's biography of Luca Turin, the controversial figure who has proposed an alternate theory of the mechanism of olfaction. Turin also wrote his own book explaining his ideas about the "vibration" theory of olfactory dedection. Click here for more on both books and this alternative view of how smell works.

Nobel Prize in Smell?

The 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to a pair of researchers who discovered some of the basic mechanisms of olfaction. Check out the Nobel website for FREE resources you can use in your teaching, including images.

Anatomy & Physiology Textbook

The latest edition of my textbook Anatomy & Physiology includes the essentials of current concepts in physiology. Here are just a few of the things you may not find in similar textbooks: