Cover: Smellosophy: What the Nose Tells the Mind, from Harvard University PressCover: Smellosophy in HARDCOVER

Smellosophy

What the Nose Tells the Mind

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674983694

Publication Date: 07/14/2020

Academic Trade

384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

8 photos, 9 illus., 1 table

World

  • Preface
  • Introduction: Nosedive
  • 1. History of the Nose
  • 2. Modern Olfaction: At the Crossroads
  • 3. Minding the Nose: Odors in Cognition
  • 4. How Behavior Senses Chemistry: The Affective Nature of Smell
  • 5. On Air: From the Nose to the Brain
  • 6. Molecules to Perception
  • 7. Fingerprinting the Bulb
  • 8. Beyond Mapping, to Measuring Smells
  • 9. Perception as a Skill
  • 10. The Distillate: The Nose as a Window into Mind and Brain
  • Appendix: List of Interviewees
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

From Our Blog

9780674238084

Who We Might Have Been, and Who We Will Become

Who among us hasn’t considered what our lives would be like if we had taken alternate paths, made different decisions? Storytellers of every stripe write of the lives we didn’t have, says Andrew H. Miller, author of On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, the ideas of what might have been are even more appealing. Much like the adolescents on the verge of adulthood in Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, Miller tells us, we wait to see what comes next.