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These women are missing the ‘scent region’ of the brain. How do they still smell?

When Tali Weiss and her colleagues at the Weizmann Institute of Science found a patient that had an otherwise normal ...
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Living without a sense of smell brings feelings of isolation and peril, study says

A recent study is one of the first to highlight the plights faced by a small segment of the population: ...
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Does ‘brain plasticity’ explain why these people can still smell, despite not having olfactory bulbs?

Doctors there say they’ve found people who can smell just as well as anyone else, despite missing the key area ...
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Stem cell therapy helps mice regain their sense of smell. Will it work in humans?

Smells, like the tangy scent of the ocean or the acrid odor of smoke, are powerful cues that shape our ...
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Building a better nose: Can a robot sniff as well as a dog?

Olfaction remains a stubborn biological enigma. Scientists are still piecing together the basics of how we sense all those volatile ...