The Olfactory Bulb (Brain Center for Smell): Function and Characteristics

(Exploring Your Mind) Smells have the power to evoke fond memories. Not only can your sense of smell transport you to the past, but it also helps you make important decisions every day. Today, we’re going to talk about an essential part of your sense of smell: the olfactory bulb.

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New Baby Smell: How Newborn Babies’ Head Odor Facilitates Bonding

(Neuroscience News) A team led by Kobe University Professor Mamiko Ozaki (Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science) has become the first to identify the chemical makeup of the odors produced by newborn babies’ heads. The results shed more light on the olfactory importance of newborns’ heads in mother-baby and kin recognition. They also developed a non-invasive and stress-free method of sampling these odors directly from heads of the babies.

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Keep an “Eye” On Your Health with a Sniff Test: Armpit Odor Is an Indicator of Overall Health, According to Research

(Frances Bloomfield) There are many ways to gauge your physical health, from checking your blood pressure to measuring your waistline. One other way is to perform a sniff test of your armpits. According to DailyMail.co.uk, our armpits play host to a score of microbes that protect our bodies from harmful pathogens. However, slathering on deodorant or antiperspirant can greatly affect the balance of those microbes.

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