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handshake illustration: Lee Zakai
03.03.2015

People sniff their hands twice as much after a handshake, according to a Weizmann Institute study

smoked fish
12.11.2014

Volunteers smoked less after a night of olfactory conditioning

 

white smell illustration
09.01.2013

Weizmann Institute scientists apply the principles of white color and white noise to create a white smell

white smell illustration
22.11.2012

Weizmann Institute scientists apply the principles of white color and white noise to create a white smell
 

Anat Arzi and Prof. Noam Sobel
18.11.2012

Subjects did not recall learning, but their sniffs showed they had learned the night’s lesson

sleep learning (Image: Thinkstock)
26.08.2012

Associations formed in the brains of sleeping volunteers remained intact when the subjects were awake

(l-r) Drs. Hadas Lipid and Sagit Shushan, Prof. Noam Sobel, and Drs. Anton Plotkin and Elad Schneidman. Smelling good
04.01.2012

The smell receptors in our nose are arranged according to the pleasantness scale.

Experimental apparatus for recording neural activity directly from the olfactory receptor neurons lining the olfactory epithelium in the nasal passages. Photo by Martin Kollar
26.09.2011

The smell receptors in our noses are arranged in logical patterns according to pleasantness

(l-r) Yaara Yeshurun, Prof. Noam Sobel, Dr. Sagit Shushan, Liron Rozenkrantz, Idan Frumin and Shani Gelstein. The smell of tears
04.04.2011

Though odorless, tears send chemical signals to those close enough to smell them

Weizmann Institute scientists discover: A Chemical Signal in Human Tears
06.01.2011

Weizmann scientists found that merely sniffing a woman’s tears – even when the crying woman is not present – reduces sexual...

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