A love letter to smell

Discover how scientists use the human nose, one of the most accurate biosensors on the face of the Earth, to understand the mind through the brain⎮32 min listen

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When you're near coriander or parmesan cheese, do you smell fresh sweetness or vomit and soap?

We explore what the nose tells the brain and how the brain understands this message. 

Cognitive science tells us that the nose is a powerful biosensor which we often underestimate and underutilise.

And we hear how our sense of smell is being used by companies from Valentino to Cadillac to create their unique brand of scent. Learn more in A love letter to smell.

Guests

Dawn Goldworm, Co-founder and scent director, 12.29

Dr Ann-Sophie Barwich, Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science Program and the Department of History & Philosophy of Science Indiana University

All in the Mind

Lynne Malcolm produces & presents the podcast series via, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio

All in the Mind is RN’s exploration of all things mental—a program about the mind, brain and behaviour, and the endlessly fascinating interactions between them. From dreaming to depression, memory to imagination, psychotherapy to psychopathy, emotion to obsession, All in the Mind explores the human condition through the mind’s eye. While many aspects of our minds remain seductively mysterious, new light is being shed on the way we think and the way we relate to each other all the time. All in the Mind brings together a diverse range of ideas and human experiences through the voices of great thinkers and powerful personal stories.

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