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How Many Smells Can You Smell?

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We walk through life led by our noses. Literally. Because they’re on the front of our faces. The sense of smell might be one of the oldest, but how does the science of smell work? How sensitive are our noses? Why are smell-related memories so vivid? How many different smells could we possibly smell? Find out in this week’s It’s Okay To Be Smart!

Check out this amazing essay on smell from Lewis Thomas (1980), it’s a beautiful piece of science writing: http://cplab.net/heap/on-smell/

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