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.
Scientists look to insects for clues about how sensory information is processed in the brain.
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How can a fruit fly teach us about our senses? Watch this video and see how scientists use fruit flies to learn more about our sense of smell.
  • Beckman Institute
Students are introduced to brain structure, neurotransmitters, hormones, and neural networks in this nine part lesson.
  • Baylor College of Medicine
The brain receives information about the outside world via the senses. But how much of this information do we actually notice?
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How does the brain track smells? Scientists use the olfactory system in insects to study how the brain responds to and processes different odors.
Synesthesia is a condition in which stimulation of one sense automatically evokes a perception in an unstimulated sense.
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Although most of us don’t think of it in this way, the related senses of taste and smell help us interpret the chemical world.
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In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn about their five senses.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
This site provides experiments on hearing, smell, taste, touch, and vision designed for students in primary and secondary school classrooms.
  • Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

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