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By Mark Godsey J.D. on December 16, 2018 in Blind Injustice
Is Scott Peterson Innocent? Part 3
By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on November 20, 2018 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
A dog’s scent identity—his unique olfactory profile—is likely central to his sense of self and is an important component of welfare.
By Christopher Bergland on October 31, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
We know scent drives behavior in primal ways, but how do specific odors inspire the brain to take action? A new study offers fresh clues.
By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on October 16, 2018 in Attraction, Evolved
Is you sex life impacted by a poor sense of smell?
By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on September 23, 2018 in The Fallible Mind
Smell your way to healthy hair? Researchers are “not far at all” from taking a discovery from lab to clinic for the treatment of male and female pattern baldness.
By Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. on September 22, 2018 in Heal the Mind to Heal the Body
An experiment with a "super smeller" offers surprising findings about our sense of smell.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 07, 2018 in Animal Emotions
A new study suggests that small male dogs may exaggerate their height when they pee and send out dishonest information to other dogs about how large they actually are.
By Christopher Bergland on August 03, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Fragrance is an underutilized tool for shifting mindset. Encoding a smell with positive associations is an easy way to fortify the inner courage to face your fears.
By Christopher Bergland on July 31, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
For the first time, a new study has pinpointed how the brain encodes scent-based memories linked to a specific time and place from the past.
By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann Ph.D., LPCS on July 16, 2018 in Teen Angst
With many teens believing that smoking marijuana isn’t dangerous, more and more youth are lighting up – and some may be doing so at home.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 12, 2018 in Animal Emotions
Dogs seem to recognize "dog" at distances that can't be explained by smell, sight, or hearing. I've seen it and heard about it, but no one knows how or if they really can do this.
By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on June 28, 2018 in How We Do It
Pheromones—scent signals that evolved for communication between individuals—have been identified for sexual activity in mice. Do comparable signals exist in humans?
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on June 14, 2018 in Canine Corner
Fentanyl is fueling the drug overdose epidemic and is potentially a threat to both pet dogs and police narcotic detection dogs as well.
By Bence Nanay Ph.D. on June 12, 2018 in Psychology Tomorrow
Why we’re better off giving up the myth of perfect rationality.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on April 27, 2018 in In Practice
These self-experiments will help you stop and smell the roses.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Animal Emotions
Dogs' noses are amazing works of art. Two recent books discuss this fascinating organ and a new study shows scent enrichment reduces stress (activity and barking) in shelter dogs.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 06, 2018 in Animal Emotions
An interview with Dr. Frank Rosell about his fascinating book, "Secrets of the Snout," in which we learn what dogs' noses know and how they work.
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on March 18, 2018 in Media Spotlight
People in romantic relationships rely on their partners in all sorts of ways. Can the familiar smell of a romantic partner help people manage stress better?
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 05, 2018 in Animal Emotions
Research shows that when dogs track a scent, they have future thoughts and expectations of what they'll find at the end of the trail, regardless of their education.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 28, 2018 in Animal Emotions
A fascinating study of hunter-gatherers and rice farmers shows how cultural differences influence smell detection and the vocabulary that is used to refer to different odors.
By Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. on February 23, 2018 in Heal the Mind to Heal the Body
Studies of people exuding a musky smell from their upper back and neck, and the medical problems that were later uncovered.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on January 28, 2018 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Short circuits in synesthetes' brains may radically improve the diagnosis and treatment of deadly diseases
By Christopher Bergland on December 25, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Christmastime smells are deeply embedded in people's memory banks. But how does the brain weave a scent into long-term memory? Neuroscientists recently solved this age-old riddle.
By Maureen Seaberg on December 05, 2017 in Sensorium
Movement triggers bonus sensations in other sensory modalities in synesthetes
By Christopher Bergland on November 09, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
There is growing empirical evidence that aromatherapy has a profound ability to relieve anxiety by calming your nervous system.
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