Sunday, October 13, 2013

Science smells good

Hello World!
Today I had the fun of seeing and smelling my friend's perfumery. 
The science of scent (olfactory sense) is really quite interesting. From the million dollar perfume industry to the chemistry of odors to the psychology of scent to capitalizing off your sensitive sniffing capabilities there is a scented STEM path for you if you are interested. Did you know that dogs and humans have the same type of olfactory receptors? We do! The big difference is that dogs have millions more. To learn about the science of smell check out this site or read a good sensation and perception book (I like Goldstein)
Have a great smelling STEM day!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, thanks for the mention! You'll be making your own perfumes soon...!