After six months of smell loss, the chance of recovery drops to less than 20 percent, and around 5 percent of all cases will result in permanent loss
A new book by scholar Amy Licence vividly transports readers back to the 16th century
Scientists Studied Spicy Chili Peppers and Cool Menthol for Their Nobel Prize–Winning Research on Heat and Touch
Their independent discoveries answer fundamental questions about how we sense our environment and could lead to breakthrough pain relief treatments
These June releases elevate overlooked stories and offer insights on oft-discussed topics
Researchers inserted genes that code for light-sensitive proteins in algae into the man’s retina, and now he reports limited but much improved vision
Touch feedback allowed a man with electrodes implanted into his brain to command a robotic arm and complete tasks quickly
Experiments show that our fingertips’ finely tuned sensitivity maps onto the whorled ridges of our prints
"Scent dispensers" will emit odors fragrant and foul to evoke 17th-century Europe
A team of scientists will curate an "encyclopedia of smell heritage" that spans the 16th through early 20th centuries
Experiments reveal fish fins aren't just for getting around. They could have implications for underwater robotics
Researchers stimulated certain of the mouse’s brain cells in a particular order to produce 'synthetic smells'
Gastrophysicists are going to great lengths to convince Westerners to indulge in the tasteless sustainable seafood
The fragrances evoke masterpieces including 'Venus de Milo,' 'The Winged Victory of Samothrace' and 'La Grande Odalisque'
When presented with two lidded buckets containing sunflower seeds, elephants seemed able to choose the one with more food
A single genetic mutation could determine whether you perceive beets’ soil-like smell, whiskey’s smokiness and lily of the valley’s sweetness
A new study finds older people who score poorly on a sniff test are 46 percent more likely to die over the next 10 years, but researchers don't know why
The goal of the new toy is to increase literacy among the blind has fallen dramatically in the last 50 years
Joy Milne first noticed a “sort of woody, musky odor” emanating from her husband some 12 years before he was diagnosed with the degenerative disorder
Some People's Brains Can Sense Earth's Magnetic Field—but No, It Doesn't Mean We Have Magnetoreception 'Superpowers'
A new experiment reveals signs our brains may respond to changes in Earth's magnetic field, but it's unclear whether it impacts behavior