Surprising Science

"There are some things that simply disgust us in a very, very instinctive, deep kind of way. And there are other things that we clearly learn to find either good or bad," says Firestein.

Surprising Science

The cause of the so-called "Proustian experience" of recalling a vivid memory through taste is well documented, but its cause continues to confound scientists.

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What’s remarkable about the olfactory system is that from the outside world to the highest level of brain tissue there are only two synapses.

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Our olfactory system’s methods of molecular recognition provide a model for understanding all kinds of other receptors in our bodies.