Is it possible to smell something without knowing it?
Can a smell enter your olfactory sensors without you registering it? If so, how does our brain go about filtering the smells out?
Smelling is one of our several senses, so usually when one senses something it is registered or detected, this is "by definition." Now your question is interesting because you question hinges on "deep philosophical thought." You have probably hear... read more
I think the answer is yes. A friend had lots of chemo ( which worked, thankfully!) and one of the results is that she has just about lost her sense of smell. However, it has also left her sensitive to some smells, actually allergic. She went somewhere in a bottled gas taxi and had to ask to get out as she was feeling so nauseous she needed to be sick. She couldn't smell it, but the gas tank was leaking, so I guess she saved both their lives!
by Denise Handlon 5 years ago
If you had to do without one of your five senses and could choose, which would it be?This is not meant to be derogatory towards anyone with a handicap, merely a question about choice.
by Dana Strang 5 years ago
If you had to give up one of your five senses, which would you choose?Would you rather give up sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell? Why did you choose as you did?
by Prakash RnP 2 years ago
As far as I know, there exist so many Gods ( conceptual ). We can classify them as unscientific Gods and scientific Gods. Of course, the unscientific Gods, because they happen to be unscientific, can't be ' possible '. Then we're left with scientific Gods alone. But then again all these Gods fall...
by Sophie 5 years ago
Why does smell evoke such clear memories of the past?Are there some scientific explanations for this?
by Nithya Venkat 5 years ago
What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom?
by countrywomen 9 years ago
Anyway here is the lowdown. Yesterday we had guests over for dinner and they got a wonderful rose bouquet(since my friend knows I love roses). And today morning I got up with a cold and I just couldn't smell the roses. I guess I just complained about not being able to smell the roses and she said...
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