Researchers explain how odor habituation occurs. Familiar smells can be ignored in favor of new odors that are faint, but important.
Pleasant olfactory cues hold promise for helping to curb the urge to smoke in those who are quitting. Exposure to olfactory cues reduced symptoms of cravings, with effects lasting up to five minutes following exposure.
Researchers have been able to map odor molecules based on how often they occur in nature with the help of mathematical modeling.
A new study reveals 1 in 15 Americans over the age of 40 experience phantom odor perception.
A new study reveals the piriform cortex is able to archive long term memory, but requires instruction from the orbiotfrontal cortex to indicate the event is to be stored as a long-term memory.
Researchers report testing both the cognitive and olfactory abilities in people could help identify those at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.
A new study probes the difference between picking up odors by breathing and chewing.
According to a new study, the area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of OCD is activated in obese children when they smell food.
A new study into how olfaction is encoded in the brain could further understanding of the root cause of epileptic seizures.