The more exposed to various odors a society is, the more vocabulary it dedicates to naming and describing smells.
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.
The human nose may be a lot more capable than we've been led to believe.
While we tend to associate olfaction with our noses and brains, other parts of our body also have a "sense of smell."
When it comes to our sense of smell, genetics seems to matter an awful lot.
According to new research, stress can profoundly affect the way our brains interpret olfactory signals.
Why does our body sniff rather than smell things?
A psychology study published in the Journal of Consumer Research has shown that linking food to purchasing increases impulsive spending.
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.
You have most likely encountered the smelly perfume ads in magazines before. Just how do those ads stay so potent?