Episode 34 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with Rachel Herz author of The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell (2007). Dr. Herz teaches at Brown University and she is a leading authority on the psychology of smell. We talk about the how smell works, its role in emotion and memory, why it is so vulnerable, and why smell is much more important than most of us realize. We also consider some of the questions that remain unanswered.
Links and References:
- Brown Medical School faculty page
- Wikipedia: a good source for further references
The 2004 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology was awarded to Richard Axel and Linda B. Buck for their discoveries of “odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system.”
The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell (2007) by Rachel Herz
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