Use or Lose You Sense of Smell

Use or Lose You Sense of Smell

It has been revealed in a recent report that one’s sense of smell might be recharged and aroused with proper training. The study was conducted by a team from the New York University Langone Medical Center and it was revealed that loss of smell is now going to be something reversible and something that might effectively be changed with the help of resourceful training and teaching the brain to recollect and remember different smells.

There are many diseases which might give rise to loss of smell. Alzheimer’s disease as well as Parkinson’s disease is examples of the same. It was revealed by a scientist from the UK that this might not be possible. He revealed the same after an experiment conducted on a rat.

There is an ongoing debate on the matter with some specialists of the view that it might be able to help a person smell again with the help of training, while others are of the view that it isn’t possible.

"Whilst interesting research, I am not sure it's going to suddenly lead to a significant change in the way we treat loss of sense of smell which sadly is usually permanent and complete when it happens”, said Andrew McCombe from the British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists.

It was revealed by Dr. Wilson, a professor for psychiatry that while the ears and the eyes are linked to the connections of the frontal cortex, the sense of smell is in relation with the olfactory system that has a connection through the brain to the memory of the person.

It was further revealed that there is a ‘use or lose’ phenomenon included in this finding and one might be able to keep their smelling sensation alive, as long as they keep using it.


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