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Wiring for Smells

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Sensory Wiring for Smells Varies Among IndividualsScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2011) — If, as Shakespeare’s Juliet declared, a rose by any other name smells as sweet — to you and to me and to anyone else who sniffs it — then one might assume that our odor-sensing nerve cells are all wired in the same way. Alas, they are not, according to a new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute.

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