Poor Human Olfaction is a 19th Century Myth

Excellent review by John McGann in Science on the human sense of smell titled “Poor Human
Olfaction is a 19th Century Myth.”; It summarizes the history of the idea that humans have a poor
sense of smell compared to other animals and reviews the compelling neurobiological and sensory evidence that human smell is actually excellent and impactful.


Dutch media coverage of the paper can be found here:

http://www.volkskrant.nl/wetenschap/de-mens- heeft-helemaal- niet-zo- n-slechte- neus-als- wordt-gedacht~a4494053/

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/05/12/snuffelende-mens- is-echte- reuk-kampioen- 8842895-a155836