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Posts tagged odors

July 23, 2014

 

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Super Smell

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

June 12, 2014

 

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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

 

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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

Scratch-and-sniff

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

March 20, 2007

 

tractor driving over a landfill

Bioreactor Landfill

Landfills contain lots and LOTS of waste. Is there a safe way to speed up decomposition?

February 17, 2005

 

Moths Sniffing Out Odors

According to one study, scientists were able to train moths to associate certain smells with food. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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