Olfactory cells with kinocilia
Olfactory cells are bipolar receptors full of little hairs (cilia). They are the first neuron, therefore the first station of the olfactory pathway, which ends in the so-called olfactory bulb in the frontal lobe of the cerebrum. Olfactory cells are part of the olfactory epithelium, that consists of olfactory cells, supporting cells, and spare cells. Olfactory cells are receptors for several hundred olfactory qualities. The picture shows the cilia at the bottom that are connected to the perikarya in the middle. These nerve cells conduct the information via their axons (facing upwards) to the olfactory bulb.