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The whip spider senses the world in weird and wonderful ways.

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Responses to compounds in human sweat may help explain why people with autism spectrum disorder tend to struggle with social cues.

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image: Olfaction Determines Weight in Mice

Olfaction Determines Weight in Mice

By Diana Kwon | July 5, 2017

Animals lacking a sense of smell stayed thinner than their smelling counterparts, despite eating the same amount.

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Synaptic connections and a new neuron type emerge in high-res images, which hold promise for mapping the complete connectome.

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Computers That Can Smell

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017

Teams of modelers compete to develop algorithms for estimating how people will perceive a particular odor from its molecular characteristics.

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Resurrecting Smells

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2016

Visit the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, where researchers are striving to find a cure for anosmia, the loss of a sense of smell.

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image: Jason Castro Tackles Olfactory Mysteries

Jason Castro Tackles Olfactory Mysteries

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

Assistant Professor, Bates College. Age: 37

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Nosing Around

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2016

Covering neuroscience research means choosing from an embarrassment of riches.

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Flavor Savors

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2016

Odors experienced via the mouth are essential to our sense of taste.

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image: Can We Smell A Trillion Odors?

Can We Smell A Trillion Odors?

By Kerry Grens | July 8, 2015

A reanalysis calls into question a year-old claim that humans can decipher at least 1 trillion different scents.

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