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.
Talk given by Avery Gilbert, Ph.D., author and smell scientist.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South at 20th St.
Tel.: (718) 699-0005 x 338