Hyperosmia is relatively rare, but there are many reasons a person might develop this condition – even temporarily.
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?
Is it possible that people who recover from COVID-19 will be plagued with long term side effects from the infection? An infectious disease physician reviews the evidence so far.
The good news is: you'll probably get it back.
Imagine being able to detect a smell from more than a kilometre away. Dogs can sniff out things from a greater distance than that.
Many respiratory viruses cause us to temporarily lose our sense of smell. But SARS-CoV-2 isn't like those other viruses. Researchers are now exploring how it differs and whether patients recover.
Mmmmmmm. That smells delicious. Wait, how do you know that?
There is abundant evidence that a sudden loss of smell is related to COVID-19.
All of the senses have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, not because the senses have changed, but because the world has, writes a sensory historian.
Patients who later test positive for COVID-19 are reporting early loss of smell and taste. Researchers are now trying to understand if this could be an early sign of the disease.
Researchers are currently looking into these reports to confirm whether loss of smell is an early indication of COVID-19.
Infections like coronavirus can kill the nerves that let you smell, but they'll usually grow back within weeks.
Smelling a romantic partner's clothing is common behaviour, and research shows that it may improve sleep quality, and ease stress levels.
It's hell to lose your sense of smell.
Smell – the strangest of all the senses.
Odd findings in a brain scan of a 29-year-old woman have scientists asking new questions about how our sense of smell really works.
Sweaty feet and certain cheeses have something in common that makes them reek – can you guess what it is?
The history of smell in 18th-century England reveals the complex story of scent and personal space.
Would you rather lose your sense of touch or your vision? Here are the pros and cons of each, according to science.
Our ability to smell is a function of the brain, so it makes sense that an impaired sense of smell can point to cognitive decline. The good news is training our noses may be effective.