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Scents and Sensibilities from World Science Fest.

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How Do We Smell?
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Take a deep breath. What do you smell? At that moment, millions of molecules are rushing into your nose and caressing the nerve endings of your brain’s olfactory bulb. But how does your brain know what smell to assign each molecule? How many smells... [more]
December 12, 2012 at 01:55 PM
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The Power of Smell
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Despite being one of the oldest senses, our sense of smell is easily one of the least understood. It’s also the only one with a direct connection to our brain. With each breath we create a detailed picture of our environment. It can warn us of da... [more]
December 12, 2012 at 02:25 PM
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Are Flowers Smelling You Back?w
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Animals utilize their sense of smell to explore their surroundings. But what about plants? When you smell a flower, is it smelling you back? Is it trying to figure out if your nose would make a good pollinator? Chemical ecologist Consuelo De Mo... [more]
December 12, 2012 at 02:20 PM
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The Smell of Fear
From worldsciencefestival.com, produced by World Science Festival 2011
People always claim that animals can smell fear. Is there anything to it or in this case does “smell” just represent a wide range of perceptions? Artist and scent researcher Sissel Tolaas decided to explore that very notion in a 2006 study about f... [more]
December 13, 2012 at 02:29 PM
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Smell: Fact or Fiction
From worldsciencefestival.com, produced by World Science Festival 2011
Blind people gain an enhanced sense of smell to compensate for the lost sense, right? Right? Wrong. It turns out that it’s a total myth. Avery Gilbert, a scent psychologist, takes a critical look at some of the widely circulated myths surrounding o... [more]
December 12, 2012 at 02:09 PM
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A Culture of Human Cheese
From worldsciencefestival.com, produced by World Science Festival 2011
Smell is one of those senses where context can play a huge role. A fine cheese and a dirty foot share the same molecular smells, yet one is a delicacy and other is repulsive. In an effort to toe the line on this attract/repulse interplay, artist a... [more]
December 13, 2012 at 02:36 PM
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