The U.S. BRAIN Initiative seeks to elucidate the connection between brain structure and function.
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From figuring out where memories are stored to how sensory information translates to behavior, new technologies are helping neuroscientists better understand how the brain works.
The compact olfactory system provides a more accessible way to study the brain as a whole.
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Understanding how the brain translates smells into behavior change can help advance search and rescue technology and treatments for neurological conditions.
A smell will often take us back to a particular place and time. But how are place and smell linked in the brain?
The loss of the ability to smell is known as anosmia and can result in a loss of appetite.
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An expert in olfaction explains the effects of long-term smell loss, the subtle role the sense plays in our lives and resources for those affected.
Moose, a mixed-breed dog from the Nebraska Humane Society, trains in odor-detection work.
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren’t the only animals with a nose for disease.
When you sniff a particular scent, your brain cells fire in a recognizable pattern.
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Brains recognize a smell based on which cells fire, in what order – the same way you recognize a song based on its pattern of notes. How much can you change the ‘tune’ and still know the smell?
The good news is: you’ll probably get it back.
Cookies taste so good. Smell tells us that before we even take a bite. How?
Mmmmmmm. That smells delicious. Wait, how do you know that?
The sense of smell helps us know what and where things are, like yummy food. R. Suarez.
The parts of the brain that get ‘smell signals’ from the nose also do other things, such as storing memories or provoking emotions. That is why some smells can bring back old memories.
Smells good – but how does it work?
New research couldn’t find evidence for a controversial theory of how our sense of smell works.
Whatever the adverts suggest, this isn’t going to increase your animal magnetism.
Do human pheromones exist? Despite the products some would sell you, there’s no hard evidence yet.
‘Smells like life-long partnership … with just a hint of sweat.’
Singld Out, an online dating service based on “cutting-edge” science, has the solution for busy singles to sniff out the perfect companion. Literally. The dating site, in conjunction with a company called…
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Familiar everyday odours such as coffee and red wine are produced by a blend of different substances. Given that we know aroma is nothing but a mix of volatile chemicals, can we understand them enough…