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The Pathway for Retronasal Airflow

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177009
eISBN:
9780231542876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177009.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Breathing out produces its own complex retronasal airflow patterns in the nose. We show how humans are adapted for retronasal smell compared with the dog and other animals. The nose pinch test proves ... More


Dogs, Humans, and Retronasal Smell

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter compares the human adaptation for smell with that of the dog. Dogs are adapted primarily for sniffing in smells of the environment, whereas humans are adapted primarily for sensing smell ... More


The Revolution in Smell and Flavor

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Modern research shows that an odor sets up patterns of activity—“smell images” in our brains—that are the main basis for our perception of flavors. These smell images are hidden factors that ... More


Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine

Gordon M. Shepherd

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177009
eISBN:
9780231542876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177009.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

In his new book, Gordon M. Shepherd expands on the startling discovery that the brain creates the taste of wine. This approach to understanding wine's sensory experience draws on findings in ... More


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