Tag: smell

An Excellent Fit: Luis Saraiva Joins Monell

Luis Saraiva, Monell’s newest adjunct faculty member, practically personifies the Center’s multidisciplinary spirit. His expertise extends across an impressive array of scientific fields, including microbiology, neurophysiology, animal behavior, neurobiology, and genetics. Now he brings skills from each of these areas…

Dreaming of Smells

Dreams are the seedlings of realities – James Allen. Most people say they don’t experience smells in their dreams, but Monell’s Joel Mainland is not like most people. Over the past two years, Mainland has spent a fair bit of…

Taste and Smell Quiz 2016!

Last year’s quiz was just a warm up! Be warned – this year’s questions are harder, so you may want to read our 2015-2016 Annual Report before you tackle it… Challenge your friends to test their knowledge, too! Use this…

Pop Quiz!

Monell Sense-sational Taste & Smell Quiz: How much do you know about taste and smell? Take this quiz to find out!                                      …

Research at Twinsburg: A Retrospective

It’s difficult to describe the otherworldly feeling of walking around a festival surrounded by thousands of mirror images – but that’s Twinsburg in a nut-shell. The 2015 Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg drew 2041 sets of twins and multiples, many of…

Why Study Twins?

Monell scientists first started attending the Twins Days Festival in 2002, joining a number of other institutions in the Research Plaza just outside the Festival grounds. In 2003, we wrote about the Twinsburg trips for the Monell Newsletter (you can…

Seeing Double: Monell is Heading to Twinsburg

Feel like you’re seeing double? Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with your eyes! You’re looking at a photo from the Twins Days Festival, the largest annual gathering of twins in the world. The Festival is hosted every summer in, of…

Sense and the Single Cell

Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, salt has two personalities. On one hand, we all need salt to survive; this is the biological reason for why it tastes so good. On the other, overconsumption can be unhealthy, contributing to high…

Neighborhood Science

Why leave the cozy confines of the lab? Sometimes you have to think outside the box. Other times, thinking outside the box just isn’t enough. Sometimes you have to go outside the box. While research at Monell has worldwide significance,…

Olfactory Connections Take Yoga Off the Mat

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar Dean Jerrehian is serious about giving back. His Philadelphia-based company, JadeYoga, which makes eco-friendly yoga mats, plants a tree for every…