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Posts tagged odors

August 5, 2015


girl smelling rose

Describing Smells 

The more exposed to various odors a society is, the more vocabulary it dedicates to naming and describing smells.

November 12, 2014


nose smelling flower

Healing Skin Through Smell

Your schnoz may hold senior status in olfactory matters, but other parts of your body, like skin cells, can make scents of things on their own.

July 23, 2014


Man with red clown nose making a funny face

Super Smell

The human nose may be a lot more capable than we've been led to believe.

June 12, 2014


Chest X-ray

Detecting Odors Is Not Just for Your Nose

While we tend to associate olfaction with our noses and brains, other parts of our body also have a "sense of smell."

May 14, 2014


A pink flower stands out against an out-of-focus background.

Research Finds Much Variation In How We Perceive Smells

When it comes to our sense of smell, genetics seems to matter an awful lot.

February 10, 2014


A furry white dog's pink nose

The Smell Of Anxiety

According to new research, stress can profoundly affect the way our brains interpret olfactory signals.

November 25, 2010


A dog lying on the floor with it's nose in focus

What Happens When You Smell?

Why does our body sniff rather than smell things?

August 18, 2008


Full Shopping Cart

Hungry to Shop

A psychology study published in the Journal of Consumer Research has shown that linking food to purchasing increases impulsive spending.

February 12, 2008


Cycad Tree in the Light

Odors That Push and Pull Pollinators

Ever notice how a little cologne can be attractive, but too much is totally repellent? That principle is used by cycads, an ancient type of cone-bearing tree.

October 5, 2007


Perfume And Cologne Scented Ad


You have most likely encountered the smelly perfume ads in magazines before. Just how do those ads stay so potent?

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