Watch this TEDx video on our sense of smell

Rachel Herz visited Wageningen as a keynote speaker for the Women in Olfactory Science symposium 2019. Recently, she also spoke at a TEDx event about our amazing sense of smell: How does our nose work? Why do we need our sense of smell? What happens when we lose our sense of smell? Rachel Herz is an amazingly engaging speaker, able to summarize decades of smell research in minutes.


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Your emotions are directly tied to the smells you experience. Join Rachel as she takes you on a tour of how smell affects the lives of everyone, from finding your spouse to survival. Enjoy her tips on using your nose to enhance your life. Dr. Herz is a leading expert on the psychological science of smell. Her published books include “Why You Eat What You Eat”, “The Scent of Desire” and “That’s Disgusting”. She’s written numerous research papers and articles and has been a guest on shows including “On Point” and “Science Friday”. Dr. Herz is an adjunct faculty member at Brown University and Boston College and she advises many companies about enhancing consumer experiences. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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