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Armpit Psychology: The Science of Body Odor Perception

Researchers explore how other people’s smells are processed by our brains

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Observations

Fight over Sriracha Factory Simmers Down

Sriracha

Sriracha fans, you can breathe easy (and stop hoarding bottles of chili sauce)—the #srirachapocalypse has definitively ended. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported yesterday that the city of Irwindale, Calif. dropped its lawsuit and public nuisance complaint against Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods. The legal conflict between Irwindale and Huy Fong began last fall when [...]

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Oscillator

Our Smell Universe

Smell is notoriously subjective and hard to define. Odors can be perceived differently by different people depending on genetics, culture, past experience, the environment, and whether they’ve had a really bad sinus infection or not. Even worse, the same person can perceive the same smell differently at different times, depending on how the smell is [...]

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The Urine Wheel

Urine Wheel

I recently saw an image that perfectly encapsulates many of my current interests, including odor and flavor mapping, the senses in scientific analysis, medieval ideas about health and disease, body fluids, and metabolic profiling. The Urine Wheel was used for diagnosing diseases based on the color, smell, and taste of the patient’s urine in the [...]

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