Monday, April 8, 2013

Philosophy Wire: Smelling life... (!)

thumbPhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2013-04-08]: In a discovery suggesting that odors may have a far more important role in life than previously believed, scientists have found that heart, blood, lung and other cells in the body have the same receptors for sensing odors that exist in the nose. It opens the door to questions about whether the heart, for instance, "smells" that fresh-brewed cup of coffee or cinnamon bun, according to the research leader, who spoke in New Orleans on April 7 at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. [source: web news]
 
A smell can make you have the most intense memories/ flashbacks than any other sense. Maybe this is because your whole organism participates in that sense. The most useless sense, may be after all the most fundamental of them all... Wrong perceptions everywhere...

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