Smelling Roses

Pleasant Smells are Multi Cultural

An international team of scientists asked people from 10 widely different cultures to rate how pleasant they found 10 distinctive scents.  The research was carried out in diverse communities across the world, including hunter-gatherer societies, agricultural societies and urban societies. The scents were presented in the form of identical odour dispensers shaped like pens, so […]

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Gravity on the Brain

Gravity on the brain, reported in New Scientist, 23 April, 2005, p20. Francesco Laquaniti, had observed that astronauts are not good at predicting the movement of objects in zero gravity. He and a team of researchers from the Santa Lucia Foundation and University of Rome studied brain scans of people who were observing moving objects. […]

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