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Synthetic Odours Help Neuroscientists Understand How Smell Works

Synthetic Odours Help Neuroscientists Understand How Smell Works

When you experience something with your senses, it evokes complex patterns of activity in your brain. One important goal in neuroscience is to decipher how these neural patterns drive the sensory experience. For example, can the smell of chocolate be represented by a single brain cell, groups of cells firing…

How Our Bodies Sense The World Is Misunderstood

How Our Bodies Sense The World Is Misunderstood

Perhaps one of the first things you learned in kindergarten was that you had five senses: sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch. But the actual number is probably way more than that, maybe in the 30s. And there’s a whole lot we don’t know about the senses that we do…