Latest Olfaction Stories
Paleontologists have discovered that an improved sense of smell jumpstarted brain evolution in the ancestral cousins of present-day mammals.
Since the smoking ban in restaurants, bars and nightclubs, customers are more aware of unpleasant smells, such as body odors and the smell of old beer, that used to be masked by cigarette smoke.
The brain is a coding machine: it translates physical inputs from the world into visual, olfactory, auditory, tactile perceptions via the mysterious language of its nerve cells and the networks which they form.
Olfactory Biosciences Corp. formed a new subsidiary with Incredible Scents, Inc. (ISI), called BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, INC., to manufacture and distribute a new advanced line of NOXO Wellness products in combination with ISIâ€™s popular enhanced nasal delivery system.
Scientists working in a laboratory at Vanderbilt University have potentially discovered a class of insect repellent that is 1000 times more effective than DEET and works against all types of insects.
Most patients who have a reduced ability to smell or detect odors seem to attach less importance to the sense of smell in their daily lives than people with a normal olfactory function.
Scientists assemble genes involved in regulating olfaction in the antennae of a moth.
An appetite-stimulating hormone causes people and animals to sniff odors more often and with greater sensitivity.
Birds are known in present time more for their vision and hearing than their sense of smell, however, a new study reveals that millions of years ago, their ancestors had a better sense for scents.
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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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