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A lot, it turns out. Some animals can detect forms of energy invisible to us, like magnetic and electrical fields. Others see light and hear sounds well outside the range of human perception.
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Have you ever wondered how you can catch a ball, see the color blue, taste chocolate, smell bad breath, or hear a bird song? Learn more in this Brain Awareness Week webinar.
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  • 53 min
Your students will see the finish line and taste the glory as they race the clock and each other in this interactive relay game.
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The discovery of a large family of receptors detecting odor solved the mystery of how our brains perceive smell.
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Check out some of our favorite images of the olfactory system in action.
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How much do you know about how your senses work?
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What is it about smell that evokes such powerful memories? Find out in this video which earned an honorable mention in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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  • 4 min
Learn about the neuroscience behind synesthesia in this video which won first place in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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  • 5 min
Scientists are investigating why the taste of food you love (or hate) can conjure up such strong memories.
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One minor chemical change can turn the sweet smell of a rose sour.
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Scientists studying olfaction have learned how our sense of smell works and discovered that it might be more sophisticated than previously thought.
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Odor information travels through the amygdala, where it helps to influence such behaviors as reproduction and defense.
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