Media Mentions

Why does being really hungry so often come with being a little—or a lot—angry? You know, hangry! It happens to the best of us, and it’s not actually a character flaw. It’s triggered by a set of neurons in the brain that activate when we’re...

Our sense of smell is a source of pleasure and protection, but plenty of factors can cause it to fade. Aging is a common cause of smell loss. And the sense can also be impaired by health conditions that include allergies and head trauma, as...

Our sense of smell can bring us quick bursts of joy, like a whiff of bread baking, that freshly brewed cup of coffee, or your favorite perfume. But it’s also an important alarm system, alerting us to dangers ranging from gas leaks to spoiled food. Even...

The episode investigates how our upbringing and our genes both influence how much of a sweet tooth we have, as well as the shape and size of our tongues. — Click here to listen to the episode....