What the Nose Knows
The Science of Scent in Everyday LifeBook - 2008
Everything about the sense of smell fascinates us, from its power to evoke memories to its ability to change our moods and influence our behavior. Yet because it is the least understood of the senses, myths abound. For example, contrary to popular belief, the human nose is almost as sensitive as the noses of many animals, including dogs; blind people do not have enhanced powers of smell; and perfumers excel at their jobs not because they have superior noses, but because they have perfected the art of thinking about scents. In this entertaining and enlightening journey through the world of aroma, olfaction expert Avery Gilbert illuminates the latest scientific discoveries and offers keen observations on modern culture.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, , ©2008
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 612.86 Gi
Description: xiii, 290 pages ; 25 cm