Philadelphia Inquirer: 5 questions: Monell Center marks 50 years of exploring the senses

Fifty years ago, the senses of taste and smell were underappreciated and understudied.

Science and medicine had made significant advances in vision and hearing. But there were no university centers or research groups studying taste and smell.

Physiologist Morley Kare decided to do something about that. In 1968, Kare founded the Monell Chemical Senses Center, where scientists work to unlock the secrets of taste and smell. How do these senses work? How do they affect nutrition? What about health and disease?

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