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From aiding with product creation to sniffing out spoiled food, technology that mimics the way humans smell has the potential for wide applicability.

Source: How digital olfaction could make inroads with grocers and consumers | Grocery Dive

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08/02/2023

Smuggler’s Cove launches new multi-sensory Rum Experience | The Guide Liverpool

Smuggler’s Cove on the Royal Albert Dock has launched a private experience that rum-lovers are going to want to try. The brand-new ‘Rum Experience’ has been designed to take guests on…
SmellTechnology
31/01/2023

‘Bionic nose’ may help people experiencing smell loss, researchers say | The Washington Post

(George Wylesol for The Washington Post) Two scientists are working on a neuroprosthetic that may help millions with anosmia, such as those who lost their sense of smell because of…
Smell
31/01/2023

What’s That Smell? The Psychology of Scent | Psychology Today

Psychologists and other scientists have paid little attention to humans' sense of smell. Olfaction has implications for psychology, ranging from whether a person trust others to how people find their…
ArtMultisensorySmellVisual
31/01/2023

François Chartier | Une expérience olfactive autour de la Rosa de Riopelle | La Presse

PHOTO ALAIN ROBERGE, LA PRESSE. L’œnologue François Chartier Œnologue réputé grâce à sa science aromatique d’harmonies moléculaires qui l’amène à collaborer avec des chercheurs, chefs et entreprises de partout sur…
ArtMultisensorySmell
31/01/2023

Aromas Designed by François Chartier: Smell Riopelle at the Museum of Fine Arts | The Bobr Times

MISE À DAY Art lovers are accustomed to admiring the work of the great Jean Paul Riopelle with their eyes. In the new space dedicated to the Quebec painter, which…
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26/01/2023

Texas A&M researchers find adding to virtual reality may ease astronauts’ stress | EurekAlert!

image: Renee Abbott and Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles are looking into multisensory virtual reality technology as a tool to support the behavioral health of astronauts on long-duration missions.  Credit: Texas…
HealthSmell
25/01/2023

Duke study identifies cause for loss of smell in long COVID patients | The Chronicle

Photo by Abigail Bromberger | The Chronicle As the pandemic continues, millions of people in the U.S. are facing long COVID, a complex, poorly understood chronic illness with symptoms that…
NeuroscienceSmell
25/01/2023

Researchers identify neurons that “learn” to smell a threat | URMC

Whether conscious of it or not, when entering a new space, we use our sense of smell to assess whether it is safe or a threat. In fact, for much…
Artificial IntelligenceSmell
25/01/2023

This Startup Is Using AI to Unearth New Smells | WIRED

PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY IMAGES This Startup Is Using AI to Unearth New Smells Google Research spinout Osmo wants to find substitutes for hard-to-source aromas. The tech could inspire new perfumes—and help…
HealthInterestingSmell
25/01/2023

Ants Can Detect Scent Of Cancer In Urine, New Research Shows | NDTV

Ants could be used as a cost-effective way to identify cancer While using dogs to detect the presence of cancer in cells is a well-known concept, new research has shown…
MultisensorySmell
11/01/2023

Where do you rank smell in the hierarchy of senses? | The Irish Times

“Instinct is the nose of the mind.” – Delphine de Girardin Scientists have looked at our sensual hierarchy by evaluating how much space the brain devotes to processing each sense…
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11/01/2023

Osaka startup develops smart scent system, aims for immersive aromatic VR experience

OSAKA -- An IT venture here has developed a system that connects apps with an aroma-diffusing smart device, enabling people to become even more immersed in virtual worlds through their…
EntertainmentInterestingMultisensorySmellSoundVisual
10/01/2023

Aroma Shooter Let’s You Smell Smell Games, Movies, Anime, and More | Hypebeast

Standing out amongst the tech advances showcased at CES 2023, Japanese developer Aromajoin showed off its Digital Scent Technology, “Aroma Shooter.” Aromajoin describes itself as developing “the finest digital scent products based on the…
HealthMultisensorySmellVisual
10/01/2023

Does bimodal visual-olfactory training with patient-preferred scents improve olfaction in individuals with COVID-19 postviral olfactory loss? | News-medical.net

Study: Efficacy of Combined Visual-Olfactory Training With Patient-Preferred Scents as Treatment for Patients With COVID-19 Resultant Olfactory Loss. Image Credit: E.Va/Shutterstock In a recent study published in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck…
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10/01/2023

This London restaurant takes multi-sensory dining to the next level | Stylist

You don’t just eat with your mouth, you know… These days, food needs to do more than just taste good. It needs to deliver the visuals for Instagram, the satisfaction of an…
MultisensorySmellSoundVisual
10/01/2023

Not just visuals: How sounds and smells affect the city | California18

When David Howes thinks of his hometown of Montreal, he thinks of the melodies of chimes and the smell of bagels being baked over wood fires. But when he asked…
Smell
10/01/2023

Ancient humans had same sense of smell, but different sensitivities | Phys.org

Credit: C0 Public Domain If you had the grooming habits of a Neanderthal, perhaps it's a good thing your nose wasn't as sensitive to urine and sweat as a modern…
ScientificSmellTaste
10/01/2023

Using electronic noses & tongues to evaluate poultry meat freshness | Poultry World

Traditional methods used to evaluate meat freshness include sensory evaluations, as well as chemical and microbiological measurements. Photo: Jan Willem Schouten Poultry meat consumption has dramatically increased over the last…
ScientificSmellTaste
10/01/2023

Flavor-Enhancing Spoons and Chopsticks Could Make Food Taste Better | Scientific American

Credit: filo/Getty Images Foods high in sugar and salt can be unhealthy, but these additives are too delicious for many of us to give up or reduce in a big way. What if we…
HealthSmell
10/01/2023

Study finds new cellular component important for sense of smell | Devdiscourse

Representative Image . Image Credit: ANI In the neurons that our noses utilise to detect smell, scientists at Umea University in Sweden have found a previously unidentified cellular component called…
HealthSmell
10/01/2023

Smell that? Dogs deployed to detect a disease found in cattle | KXAN

A Texas A&M researcher is exploring how dog’s sniffers can be used to detect a disease that costs cattle ranchers an estimated $3 billion a year on prevention, treatment and production…
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10/01/2023

The Quest to Make the Metaverse a World of New Smells and Tingles | The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty We’re still waiting on the metaverse to arrive—at least in the way it was promised. That hasn’t stopped companies from pondering new ways…
EntertainmentMultisensorySmellSound
04/01/2023

Aromas and Audio: This Innovative Fragrance Diffuser Uses Speaker Design Theory | EDM

OJAS/Byredo The designers of the "experimental and revolutionary fragrance diffuser" say it's on the cutting-edge of multi-sensory experiences. A new fragrance diffuser, which is shaped like an antique horn speaker,…
HealthSmell
04/01/2023

Using Scent For Sleep Apnea | HAPPI

AppScent, an Israeli start-up company, is working on this wellness treatment that could be an alternative to the CPAP. AppScent, an Israeli start-up company is working on a sleep apnea…
EmotionsMemorySmellTaste
04/01/2023

Holiday foods hold some of our strongest memories | CBC Radio

There is 'a deep connection between taste, smells, memories and emotions' that make holiday foods conjure up some of our most profound memories, says University of Massachusetts psychologist Susan Whitbourne.…
MemorySmell
04/01/2023

Different Drum: Christmas memories are catalogued by smell | Sturgis Journal

Kristy Smith, Community Columnist As a visually oriented person, I catalogue experiences through what I take in with my eyes. I am frequently oblivious to the sounds (however they abound),…
EmotionsMemorySmell
04/01/2023

Do you smell what I smell? How scents linked to Christmas have changed | The Guardian

The shift in the association of oranges and cloves away from disease in the 18th century was key, said Tullett. Photograph: Lisovskaya/Getty Images/iStockphoto While oranges and cloves moved from medicine…
HealthSmell
04/01/2023

Are Candles Bad for Your Health? Experts Explain | Good Housekeeping

ANASTASIIA KRIVENOK//GETTY IMAGES Nearly all of us have given more thought to the air we breathe in recent years, especially with the double-whammy of the coronavirus pandemic and an increase…
PheromonesSmell
04/01/2023

Women can sniff out single men as scent reveals if you’re married, scientists claim | The US Sun

SNIFFING your date may not be the first thing you do but a study claims that women can actually smell if a man is married. According to scientific research based in Australia,…
InterestingMultisensorySmellSoundVisual
04/01/2023

Aromajoin brings scents to match the mood of videos with AromaPlayer | Venturebeat

Japanese tech startup Aromajoin will unveil its scented video platform AromaPlayer at the CES 2023 tech trade show. This brings olfactory sensing while you watch videos. Powered by Aromajoin’s proprietary Aroma Shooter technology,…