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The human sense of smell: It’s stronger than we think

https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/ru-th050517.php Rutgers researcher debunks 19th century myth that animals are better at sniffing out scents RUTGERS UNIVERSITY When it comes to our sense of smell, we have been led to believe that animals win out over humans: No way can … Continue reading

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Odorant receptors of Drosophila are sensitive to the molecular volume of odorants

www.nature.com/articles/srep25103 Majid Saberi  & Hamed Seyed-allaei Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 25103 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep25103 Abstract Which properties of a molecule define its odor? This is a basic yet unanswered question regarding the olfactory system. The olfactory system of Drosophila has a repertoire … Continue reading

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How do the mechanics of smell work?

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2989/how-do-the-mechanics-of-smell-work A STAFF REPORT FROM THE STRAIGHT DOPE SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD How do the mechanics of smell work? April 22, 2008 Dear Straight Dope: When an aroma reaches whatever internal sinus patch is responsible for the sense of smell, what … Continue reading

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Scent Can Be a Powerful Memory Trigger

http://psychology.about.com/od/memory/ss/ten-facts-about-memory_8.htm#step-heading Have you ever noticed that a particular scent can bring forth a rush of vivid memories? The smell of cookies baking might remind you of spending time at your grandmother’s house when you were a small child. The scent … Continue reading

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