Smell

Last updated: 24 April 2012

This week Adam is sniffing around in the Smell Research Laboratory at Cardiff University and asking some compelling questions about a sense which most of us take for granted.

Broadcast Tuesday 24th April at 7pm

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He talks to Professor Tim Jacob, who runs the Smell Research Lab, about the way our brain responds to different smells and how they affect our mood and evoke powerful memories. And what happens when our sense of smell suddenly vanishes? That's exactly what happened to journalist and editor at New Scientist magazine, Mick O'Hare, who speaks movingly about his experience of anosmia.

Adam also discusses with Tim the role smell plays in the partners we choose. There's good evidence that our sense of smell acts as a very effective mate-detector. So listen in, inhale and enjoy!

Link

Tim Jacob's Smell Research Website


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