Our Sense of Smell Doesn't Actually Stink

Our Sense of Smell Doesn't Actually Stink

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Paris Climate Agreement, City Council Diversity, Turtle Nesting

Episode: Paris Climate Agreement, City Council Diversity, Turtle Nesting

  • Jun 5, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 19:39 mins

Guest: John McGann, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University You know how certain odors can trigger memories—maybe you smell your mother’s perfume in a department store, and it takes you way back? Or maybe a whiff of popcorn reminds you of baseball games when you were a kid? Even so, we’ve long been told that our human sense of smell is nothing compared to other mammals like dogs or rats. Professor McGann debunks that myth.