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Olfactory and auditory stimuli change the perception of our body

September 11, 2019

A pioneering investigation developed by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) alongside the University of Sussex and…
Hit your head, lose your sense of smell

July 24, 2019

It’s long been known that people who suffer a major concussion can lose their sense of smell temporarily…
There’s more to smell than meets the nose

July 23, 2019

How do animals smell? Scientists haven’t quite decoded it yet, but researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)…
Sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease connection explored

July 3, 2019

A consensus is building that air pollution can cause neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease,…
Brain regions linked to memory and emotion help humans navigate smell

April 23, 2019

The work points to the existence of a grid-like hexagonal structure in olfactory-related brain areas, similar to mapping…
Plants can smell, now researchers know how

January 24, 2019

Plants don’t need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. Researchers have discovered the first steps…
Gut hormone increases response to food

December 18, 2018

The holiday season is a hard one for anyone watching their weight. The sights and smells of food…
Sweet Smell: A sense of smell induced by electrical stimulation

December 3, 2018

Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have, for the first time, induced a sense of…
Researchers Induce Sense of Smell via Electrical Stimulation for the First Time

November 27, 2018

For the first time ever, a group of researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have deployed electrodes to…
Sense of sight is the most important for humans, right? Your hierarchy of senses is not objective

November 11, 2018

Humans have many senses – it’s a myth that there are only 5. However, there are 5 senses…
How do dog determine the direction of the tracks?

November 5, 2018

Track-sniffing dogs are really incredible, but who is surprised at this point? Their sense of smell up to…
Structure of ion channel reveals how insects smell their way around the world

August 22, 2018

The mosquito, sworn enemy of exposed ankles and elbows, locates each bloody meal using a finely tuned sense…
Locusts help uncover the mysteries of smell

August 13, 2018

Understanding how a sensory input becomes an experience — how molecules released by a blooming flower, for instance,…
Scientists uncover new details in how sense of smell develops

August 13, 2018

Dogs, known for their extraordinarily keen senses of smell, can be trained to use their sensitive sniffers to…
Lemurs can smell weakness in each other

July 10, 2018

Some people watch the competition carefully for the slightest signs of weakness. Lemurs, on the other hand, just…
Clever bees can identify different flowers by patterns of scent

June 15, 2018

Flowers have lots of different patterns on their surfaces that help to guide bees and other pollinators towards…
Scientists Sniff Out How the ‘Nose Knows’

May 11, 2018

One of the oldest senses to develop evolutionarily, the sense of smell allows land animals with backbones—from hound…
Why humans have big protruding noses, even though our sense of smell is pretty bad?

April 3, 2018

Have you ever noticed that our noses are quite big? Humans don‘t have a particularly strong sense of…
Mosquitoes remember human smells, but also swats

January 30, 2018

Your grandmother’s insistence that you receive more bug bites because you’re ‘sweeter’ may not be that far-fetched after…
Partner’s unwashed shirt or a sweater may help women reducing stress?

January 30, 2018

These days people are very mobile. Sadly that means that sometimes we stay away from our significant other,…
Smell sensitivity varies with circadian rhythm, study suggests

October 27, 2017

It has always been apparent that some individuals have a better sense of smell than others, but a…
Sense of smell is key factor in bird navigation

August 30, 2017

Now, researchers from the universities of Oxford, Barcelona and Pisa have shown in a new experiment that olfaction…
Close or far, how smell tells us it’s popcorn

July 25, 2017

People know a smell is popcorn whether it is cooking down the hallway or held right under their…
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