Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: brain dogs work-from-home melanoma remote-working covid-19-pandemic smell oxytocin sense-of-smell love workplace bond attachment
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?
July 8, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: brain neuroscience neurons brain-cells optogenetics smell senses olfactory sense-of-smell odor olfaction scents sensory-perception brain-circuitry brain-circuits olfactory-system
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.
June 24, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic wuhan sars-cov-2 delirium coronavirus-2020 sars-cov smell taste icu pneumonia acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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.
June 4, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 pandemic sars-cov-2 viruses smell senses taste
Mmmmmmm. That smells delicious. Wait, how do you know that?
June 1, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: curious-kids curious-kids-us smell science-of-smells senses olfactory sense-of-smell odor olfaction scents
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.
March 27, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: coronavirus common-cold severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars viruses smell anosmia senses taste olfactory
Researchers are currently looking into these reports to confirm whether loss of smell is an early indication of COVID-19.
March 27, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: covid-19 smell science-of-smells anosmia covid-19-symptoms
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