Jacobson’s organ

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The Jacobson’s organ, also known as the vomeronasal organ (VNO), is part of the olfactory system. It corresponds to the olfactory pits of fish. During human fetal growth the organ evolves and involves before birth. Whether the VNO still fulfills functions in human perception after birth is considered controversial. In the case of the cat the entrance to Jacobson’s organ can be seen on the palate behind the incisors. Continue reading “Jacobson’s organ”

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“It is widely believed that people are bad at naming odors. This has led researchers to suggest smell representations are simply not accessible to the language centers of the brain. But is this really so? Psychologist Asifa Majid from Radboud University Nijmegen and linguist Niclas Burenhult from Lund University Sweden find new evidence for smell language in the Malay Peninsula.”  Continue reading “Jahai!”