What's that smell? The advantage of sniffing

Breathe in through your nose, and chances are you will feel the air coming in and also smell something nearby. Researchers led by Takeshi Imai at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology have discovered how these sensations are kept separate and why sniffing can help identify odors, two problems that have puzzled scientists for years. Published in Neuron on Dec. 6, the study used a system in mice that systematically controls airflow and odor delivery. …read more

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