We Can Transfer Information Using All Of Our Sense Organs Except For The Nose. Is There Any Way To Share Information Through Smell?
Well, the nose knows! It can pick up space: Brain mechanisms for extracting spatial information from smell. Forty years ago, von Békésy demonstrated that the spatial source of an odorant is determined by comparing input across nostrils... found nostril-specific responses in primary olfactory cortex that were predictive of the accuracy of left versus right localization. Additionally, left versus right localization preferentially engaged a portion of the superior temporal gyrus previously implicated in visual and auditory localization, suggesting that localization information extracted from smell was then processed in a convergent brain system for spatial representation of multisensory inputs. It is also used by doctors to pick up signs of ill health: Breath odor - PubMed Health - National Library of Medicine - PubMed Health Diseases that may be associated with breath odor: And affecting chemosensory-dependent behaviors: From odor and pheromone transduction to the organization of the sen... Smell is even used in mate selection: from the animals which identify estrus via hormones in the urine to the detection of Major histocompatibility complexes in sweat, we literally sniff out our Continue reading >>