Wednesday, April 27, 2011
NATIONAL SENSE OF SMELL DAY
Today is National Sense of Smell Day. This is an annual event that is sponsored by the Sense of Smell Institute (The Fragrance Foundation's Research & Education Division.) It is held on the last Saturday of April at a selection of children’s museums & science centers across the United States (at this point it is strictly an American Holiday.) Typically, museums & science centers that are involved in celebrating the day, will feature hands-on interactive activities & informational displays about the sense of smell (Olfaction.) Activities can include finding out about different smells from around the world & remembering the smells from your childhood.
This is a day to celebrate your nose & it's amazing ability to smell and identify over 10,000 odors!
SOTD: In celebration of my Primal Sense, today I chose to wear some of my treasured Vintage Patchouli... Patchouli to me is a very primal aroma, and so it seemed the perfect choice for today!...
Stay tuned for updates on The Summer of Patchouli Love 2011
~ PEACE, LOVE, & PATCHOULI!!!
TASTY TID-BIT #1: Anosmia is an Olfaction Disorder, simply put it is the lack of the ability to smell. When Anosmia occurs, your nose literally forgets how to smell. Anosmia may be either temporary or permanent. It can happen as a result of a head trauma, medications or a even a vitamin deficiency!
Vitamin A deficiency is a leading cause of loss of sense of smell, though this is reversible with supplementation of vitamin A.
For Further Reading on Anosmia check out GLASS PETAL SMOKE
TASTY TID-BIT #2: The 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (announced 4 October 2004,) was won by Richard Axel and Linda Buck for their work explaining olfaction, doccumenting the human genotype for sense of smell. Their work was published first in a joint paper in 1991 that described the very large family of about one thousand genes for odorant receptors and how the receptors link to the brain. There are more genes dedicated to smell than any other of our five senses.