Olfaction

Experts think a loss of smell or taste might be an early sign of COVID-19 infection
In a cruel twist of evolution, some of us can smell it and some of us can't.
This is one case where a study's negative results - not finding something - could have a major impact on mainstream thinking
No, it's not your imagination. Beer isn't something that smells good to most people at first. We know that things that once smelled or tasted repulsive can come to be pleasurable. So how do we form new odor representations, and how are they affected by learning and experience?
How does this work exactly? Lav and his brother Dr. Kush Varshney, a researcher at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
The research was detailed Sept. 18 in the journal PLOS ONE. The analysis resulted in 10 basic odor groups. Why 10? It could