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.
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.
  • TED
  • 4 min
Did you know that an adult human can distinguish up to 10,000 different smells? Learn more about your amazing sense of smell in this video.
  • TED
This visage captures the parts of the nose and brain responsible for interpreting smell.
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Have you ever wondered what life would be like without the sense of smell? Learn more about a rare condition called congenital anosmia and how the brain processes smell.
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  • 4 min
Sensory information like scents can alter the brain in early development.
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