Neuroscience

When it comes to eating, rats follow their noses

(PhysOrg.com) -- Associate professor Don Katz sits in his modest office while a colleague makes a cappuccino next door. The small machine gurgles and churns and the smell of fresh brewed coffee wafts through the air.



Medical research

A common thread: No pain, no smell

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a recent study published in Nature by Jan Weiss and Frank Zufall of the University of Saarland, School of Medicine, a connection has been made between the inability to feel pain and anosmia - the inability ...

Neuroscience

Super sense of smell not innate

World-class "noses" in the perfume and wine business are not born with an outsized sense of smell but acquire it through years of professional sniffing, according to new research.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Smell of rotten fish detected faster than roses

(PhysOrg.com) -- Roses may smell better than rotten fish but the brain detects the latter faster and more accurately. This is according to a study published earlier this year in Biological Psychology by Johannes Frasnelli, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do the blind have a more acute sense of smell?

An ongoing study by Mathilde Beaulieu-Lefebvre, a graduate student from the Universite de Montreal Department of Psychology, has debunked the myth that the blind have a more acute sense of smell than the sighted. Vision loss ...

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