No two people will react to the same smell in the same way.
New research finds that psychological stress has an odour - and dogs can smell it.
Fresh sweat doesn’t have a smell. It’s the bacteria that feast on sweat that cause the bad smell.
Many people have been left with longer-term impairments to their sense of smell following COVID.
With the right training, dogs can sniff out more than 90% of COVID cases.
It’s intriguing how some people experience ASMR while others don’t - our latest research suggests that many ASMR responders are highly sensitive “orchids”.
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?
Two tongue tips are better than one – an evolutionary biologist explains why snakes have forked tongues.
Who’s a good doggie? Sniffer dogs might one day be able to screen people for COVID-19 in large crowds. But not when they’re hungry or need a good lie down.
A transcript of episode 10 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including a story on a new technique to prevent predators eating the eggs of endangered birds.
Not all flowers smell good, to people at least, but their scents are a way to attract pollinators.
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.
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.
COVID-19 patients often lose their sense of smell and taste. This is rare for a viral infection. At-home smell tests could be used as a screening tool and help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.
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.