Odour

Our brain may navigate using just smells: Study

Researchers have long known that odours can guide animals' behaviours.

Feb 27, 2018, 19:52 PM IST

Scientists identify 'fear switch' neurons in mice

Chinese scientists have discovered two types of neurons that can arouse or suppress innate fear induced by odour, a development that could benefit therapy for fear-related disorders.

Jan 05, 2016, 16:08 PM IST

Boman Irani takes odour challenge

 Actor Boman Irani with his wife Zenobia on Tuesday took up the Glass House Challenge to fight off the Indian household odours at an event here.

Jun 16, 2015, 20:32 PM IST

I'm very conscious about my odour: Irrfan Khan

 Irrfan Khan has created an ever-lasting impression on the minds of film-goers with his impeccable performance, but for the critically-acclaimed actor, it is a person's scent that leaves an imprint in his mind. Naturally so, he is “very conscious about” his own odour.

May 23, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

Female mice indulge in polyandry

Contrary to the previous assumption that female mice are attracted more strongly to the odour of healthy males, a new study reveals that mice mate with unhealthy males as well.

Mar 14, 2015, 14:57 PM IST

Coral-eating fish that camouflages its odour

Researchers have discovered a coral-eating fish that can disguise its odour to hide from predators.

Dec 15, 2014, 13:06 PM IST

Birds choose mates by their odour

Love at first smell! Scientists have found the first evidence that birds may choose their mate through odour.

Nov 30, 2014, 15:22 PM IST

Beware! Anti-odour clothes may leave you smelly

Planning to buy an anti-odour shirt to stay fresh all day long? Think again as new research shows that anti-odour clothing may not be living up to its promise.

Sep 28, 2014, 19:22 PM IST

Decoded: How you sniff that jasmine smell

Do you know why some people can easily detect faint whiffs of coffee or wine buried amid a plethora of odours? An Indian American researcher says they have a better inbuilt system to sniff out a particular smell in complex olfactory environments.

Aug 04, 2014, 15:47 PM IST

Smell may pass on mothers` fears to their kids

Babies can learn what to fear in the first days of life just by smelling the odour of their distressed mothers, a new study has found.

Jul 29, 2014, 15:38 PM IST

Human sweat can reduce bacteria fighting capabilities

A new research has revealed that human sweat can diminish bacteria-fighting qualities of brass objects like door knobs and taps within an hour of contact.

Jun 19, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

Pleasant odours boost facial attractiveness

Women`s faces are rated as more attractive in the presence of pleasant odours, according to a new research.

May 30, 2014, 16:59 PM IST

Scent of owner lingers in pet dog`s brain

Your pet dog`s brain carries your odour like a perfume, a new study suggests.

Mar 19, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

Human noses can sniff 10 distinct types of odours

Researchers including to two Indian-origin have classified 10 types of odour s that we are able to smell.

Sep 19, 2013, 16:05 PM IST

Brain selective about retaining key smells out of thousands

Every single moment the brain is forced to process thousands of separate odours from the world around us.

Feb 08, 2010, 18:23 PM IST

Brain selective about retaining key smells out of thousands

Every single moment the brain is forced to process thousands of separate odours from the world around us.

Feb 08, 2010, 00:00 AM IST