Good Vibrations

By : Lola

Our noses may actually be smelling based on vibrations

Turns out we still don’t 100% know how our sense of smell works. Long held belief stands by a theory of shape, vis-à-vis we perceive different aromas based on their shapes.

Enter Luca Turin whose work brings an old theory of ‘smell by vibration’ (AKA Vibrational theory of Olfaction) into a contemporary research context: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibration_theory_of_olfaction

 

More on this later…