Definition of olfaction
1 : the sense of smell
2 : the act or process of smelling
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Mice stripped of their sense of smell burn fat differently — more intensively — than do mice whose olfaction is normal, the new study found.
The obvious explanation for this effect—that mice with impaired olfaction were eating less—turned out to be wrong.
With each project, Yi appears to be intrigued by olfaction’s ability to manipulate how people discern the things in front of them—by, in effect, the subtle invasiveness of smell.
And a better appreciation of the powers of human olfaction could be important, Dr. McCann said.
But these masters of olfaction aren’t just good for smelling out baddies—
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