What is Olfaction? The nose knows

Olfaction, also known as olfactics, is the sense of smell. This sense is mediated by specialized sensory cells, called olfactory receptors, in our nasal cavities. Olfaction – the detection of smells – occurs when odorant molecules bind to specific sites on these receptors. These receptors come together at the glomerulus, a structure that transmits signals…Read more »