Smell

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Brain Awareness Video Contest Honorable Mention.
What is it about smell that evokes such powerful memories? Find out in this video which earned an honorable mention in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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  • 4 min.
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Have you ever wondered how you can catch a ball, see the color blue, taste chocolate, smell bad breath, or hear a bird song? Learn more in this Brain Awareness Week webinar.
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  • 53 min
Your students will see the finish line and taste the glory as they race the clock and each other in this interactive relay game.
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The discovery of a large family of receptors detecting odor solved the mystery of how our brains perceive smell.
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Check out some of our favorite images of the olfactory system in action.
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How much do you know about how your senses work?
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What is it about smell that evokes such powerful memories? Find out in this video which earned an honorable mention in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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  • 4 min
Learn about the neuroscience behind synesthesia in this video which won first place in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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  • 5 min
Scientists are investigating why the taste of food you love (or hate) can conjure up such strong memories.
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One minor chemical change can turn the sweet smell of a rose sour.
  • American Chemical Society
Scientists studying olfaction have learned how our sense of smell works and discovered that it might be more sophisticated than previously thought.
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Odor information travels through the amygdala, where it helps to influence such behaviors as reproduction and defense.
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What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
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  • 4 min

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