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Posts tagged odors

August 5, 2015



Describing Smells 

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

November 12, 2014


The human nose contains 350 odor detectors. But olfactory receptors are also found in other parts of the body, like skin cells.

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


When it comes to smell, maybe we're not as far behind other members of the animal kingdom as we once thought.

Super Smell

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

June 12, 2014


Our lungs' independent sense of smell is watching out for us all the time.

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


The smell of flowers is something people often disagree about.

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


Just imagine how stressed we would be if our noses were as strong as dog's.

The Smell Of Anxiety

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

November 25, 2010


What Happens When You Smell?

Why does our body sniff rather than smell things?

August 18, 2008


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


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



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

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