Irina Shayk, Yilan Hua, Nina de Lianin, Raya Martigny, Kai-Isaiah Jamal, Ariish Wol and Jazzelle Zanaughtti for the 30th anniversary of (Thierry) Mugler Angel.
Topics are diverse just as the world is diverse, she says. The upstairs gallery is themed around air and carries a smell of the western Norwegian shore carried through the air with fans that circulate when there is a storm happening in Norway.
— On “RE______.”, the Sissel Tolaas exhibit at The Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more in Exploring the depth of smell through art at Penn Today.
Japanese electronics giant Sony has developed a device to measure an individual's sense of smell. The company hopes it will eventually be used at hospitals as olfactory measurement could help with the early detection of dementia.
Sony says the equipment can produce 40 different smells. It instantly emits a scent when the operator selects one from a dedicated app. Test subjects also use the app to indicate what they think the smell is.
— Read more in Sony develops machine to measure sense of smell at NHK World Japan.
I am on a smell walk, a habit formed during the coronavirus pandemic: I stroll around my tree-lined neighborhood in Toronto’s east end, focusing not on the city’s more obvious sights and sounds, but on its subtler scented stimuli. I started these walks for my mental health—walking provided me with daily physical activity, and smelling enabled a much-needed sense of cognitive stillness. These days, it’s become a scavenger hunt for my curiosity, an opportunity to encounter new odors that might teach me something about the place and time I inhabit.
— Read more in The Hidden World of Scents Outside Your Door at The Atlantic.
A new study by researchers from Queens University, Belfast, and Newcastle University in the U.K. has investigated whether dogs can in fact smell when a person experiences stress. Given the excellent sense of smell that dogs have, and the fact that they have lived in association with humans for thousands of years, the researchers wondered whether dogs are able to perceive the chemical signals associated with stress in their owners.
— Read more in Stress has an odor, and dogs can smell it on us at Earth.com.