Medical research

Humans' built-in GPS is our 3-D sense of smell

Like homing pigeons, humans have a nose for navigation because our brains are wired to convert smells into spatial information, new research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Could a simple smell test help spot Alzheimer's early?

New research suggests that a faltering sense of smell might signal the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test could spot who needs more extensive screening for dementia.

Neuroscience

Brain mechanism connecting sense of smell with appetite discovered

In a state of hunger or fasting, the increase in food intake that takes place after smelling food is linked to a type 1 cannabinoid receptor in the olfactory bulb, according to a study co-led by a UPV/EHU researcher and published ...

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