Taste sensation pathway

this image shows the pathway of the taste sensation from the tongue to the central nervous system
the left image shows the histology of the taste bud ( the taste receptor of the tongue)

1. tongue
2. cranial nerves (VII,IX,X)
3. brain stem
4. hypothalamus
5. thalamus
6. sensory cortex
7. taste hairs
8. sensory cells(gustatory cells)
9. supporting cells

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