Lose smell, keep taste

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When we're sick with stuffy noses, we don't smell or taste much of anything. This experience forms the basis for a common misconception that if we lose our sense of smell, we also lose our sense of taste. But a group of researchers studying the effect of smell on taste have reached a different … [Read more...]

Olfaction differences between the sexes

Can women detect smells better than men? The short answer is yes, but only for specific types of odorants, according researchers who reviewed most of the studies on the topic.* The compounds that women seem to detect better than men include some surprises: acetone (nail polish … [Read more...]