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

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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