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Noam Sobel

(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
The First Smell Map
Weizmann Institute Scientists Produce The First Smell Map
Prof. Noam Sobel. Hard-wired for smell

Why do roses smell good...

Sweet Smell

Weizmann Institute Scientists discover: The pleasantness of an odor can be predicted from its molecular structure...