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2012-04-25 11:49:48

In collaboration with colleagues from Portugal and Spain, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, have developed an apparatus that automatically applies odors to an airstream, while filming and analyzing the behavior of insects simultaneously.

2012-03-22 22:32:00

Anxious people have a heightened sense of smell when it comes to sniffing out a threat.

2012-03-22 09:36:29

People born without a sense of smell experience higher social insecurity and increased risk for depression.

Brain Handles Odors In A Different Way
2012-03-22 05:44:48

Researchers from the Stowers institute for Medical Research have traced individual odor molecules in the brain to create a new model of how our sense of smell works.

2012-03-14 13:44:04

How are 100 billion cells created, each with specific duties?

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2012-03-14 10:32:54

How are 100 billion cells created, each with specific duties? The human brain is evidence that nature can achieve this. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have now taken a step closer to solving this mystery.

2012-03-05 22:52:29

People and animals are not the only ones who can smell.

2012-02-29 12:41:31

A new study reveals for the first time that activating the brain's visual cortex with a small amount of electrical stimulation actually improves our sense of smell.

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2012-01-29 08:30:31

A team of researchers have linked the olfactory sense with improved long-term memory -- a condition known as "the Proust phenomenon".


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Nose
2013-03-05 14:47:26

The nose is the organ that extends outward in the middle of the face between the eyes and mouth. Formation and Orientation The shape and look of the nose is dependent on the ethmoid bone and the nasal septum which is the cartilage that separates the two nostrils. The evolutionary hypotheses of nose development in humans propose that noses are alterations of the angles of the skull because of bipedalism. Because of the change in diet that has come with modern time and the change of...

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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