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Noam Sobel

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

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

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

Prof. Noam Sobel

Prof. Noam Sobel was awarded the JULUDAN Prize for advancing technology in medicine by the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

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

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

Weizmann Institute scientists discover: A Chemical Signal in Human Tears

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

New Invention at the Weizmann Institute Enables Severely Disabled People to Communicate and Steer a Wheelchair by Sniffing
A unique device based on sniffing – inhaling and exhaling through the nose – might enable numerous...
Prof. Noam Sobel and Yaara Yeshurun.
Why certain smells can evoke strong memories
 Scientists Have Developed Electronic 'Nose' That is Able to Predict the Pleasantness of Novel Odors
Weizmann Institute scientists have ‘trained’ an electronic system to be able to predict the pleasantness of novel odors, just...
The Memory of a Smell

Weizmann Institute scientists reveal how some aromas are bound up in our memories


 Smelling Like a Rose
Scientists reveal a chemical basis for smell appreciation