Sniff your way to Love!

ImageThere is a new dating service available that is based on scent. These get-togethers ask guests to submit a slept in t-shirt, that will be smelled by others. That way you can pick up a partner by scent. “Researchers have shown that humans can use scent to sort out genetic combinations that could lead to weaker offspring.” Continue reading

Chemical Senses

The chemical senses, smell and taste, round out our remaining senses – vision, hearing, and touch.  These last two are referred to as the chemical senses since they are initiated by small, discrete chemical compounds that reach our nose and/or our tongue.  In fact all of the taste sensations other than sweetsoursaltybitterumami (savory) involve smelling due to the odor/taste molecules reaching the olfactory epithelium in the nose after they travel through the back of the throat. Continue reading