Essay 3 - Sense of Smell

Essay 3 - Sense of Smell - Sharon Ng Psychology 1 May 4,...

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Sharon Ng Psychology 1 May 4, 2009 Psychology Essay #3 – Sense of Smell In this audio, professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, Noam Sobel, and Richard Doty, the director of the Smell and Taste Center at the University of Pennsylvania and professor of otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania shares their knowledge on olfaction, or sense of smell. They cover the concepts of how humans’ sense of smell works, what it’s like to lose sense of smell, the role of smell in human behavior, the cultural influences of olfaction, and what type of people are susceptible of losing sense of smell. It is pointed out in the audio that our world that we grew up in tends to influence our sense of smell. For example, one person may absolutely hate the smell of onions, while another person might actually like the smell. People also get used to certain smells after detecting the smell of a particular area for a prolonged time. Smell is very essential to human behavior. Smell is a way for humans and animals to sense what is around them, just like their vision and sense of
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '09 term at West Valley.

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