The principle behind this biological methodology can be extended to every case in biology where an organism needs to discriminate signals from self.
The brain’s plasticity intrigues and puzzles researcher, and it also raises a larger issue.
Anosmia, the loss of a sense of smell, affects up to 80 percent of COVID sufferers. However long it lasts, it is a health and safety concern.
“There are no intellectual seizures, which is odd, given that large regions of the brain are presumed by neuroscientists to serve intellectual thought.”
The ability to smell is one of the most complex of our senses. It requires sorting, analyzing, and sifting a torrent of input data quickly.