May 30, 2016

The Neglected Sense

In this BBC podcast Asifa Majid talks about the undervalued function of our sense of smell. Listen to the podcast here.

The Neglected Sense

Asifa Majid

Laureate 2015

Why are we so bad at describing what we smell? Why do we have words for colours but not for scents? Have we lost that capability in evolution? Or is it due to our upbringing?
Asifa Majid undertakes innovative fieldwork among various cultures and peoples to find new answers to questions about connections between brains, language and culture.

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