Your dog's nose knows no bounds – and neither does its love for you

Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.

Ellen Furlong, Associate Professor of Psychology, Illinois Wesleyan University • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Synthetic odors created by activating brain cells help neuroscientists understand how smell works

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?

Edmund Chong, Ph.D. Student in Neuroscience, New York University • conversation
July 8, 2020 ~8 min

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What makes something smell good or bad?

Mmmmmmm. That smells delicious. Wait, how do you know that?

Weihong Lin, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~5 min

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Sudden loss of smell – why it is a reason to self-isolate

There is abundant evidence that a sudden loss of smell is related to COVID-19.

Tristram Wyatt, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Sudden loss of smell – enough reason to self-isolate?

There is abundant evidence that a sudden loss of smell is related to COVID-19.

Tristram Wyatt, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

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