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Unformatted text preview: the rats brains and what that would be comparable to in a human brain. I was a bit disappointed because none of my questions were answered very well by Dr. Masuo. He didn’t elaborate much but rather just repeated himself saying that their research did show a molecular response in the rats brains when they smelled the aroma of coffee. Unfortunately I’m not much of a science buff so a molecular change in the brain of a rat does not mean much to me when it isn’t explained a bit more thoroughly. Fortunately, Ira Flatow kept my interest by asking some questions similar to mine, as well as clarifying some things to the audience. While on one hand I was a bit disappointed that I was left with so many questions unanswered, I realized that this topic and the research findings are very interesting to me and now I am more motivated to look up other information and studies until I have the answers I was looking for....
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- Spring '08
- Olfaction, Ira Flatow, Yoshinori Masuo, Bertram A39891015 ISB