Category Archives: olfaction

Genetic treasures: blind cavefish who traded eyes for super powered noses

by Vaiva M. Palunas, Scripps College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Cave inhabitants, or troglobites, often look very different from … Continue reading

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Smelling fat – the new scent in human olfaction?

By Sarah Ahmed (Pitzer College) and Lea Herbert (Pitzer College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. “It’s simple, if it … Continue reading

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To see, or to smell? Sensory trade-offs in cavefish

By Jessica Valenzuela (Claremont McKenna College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. As humans, we oftentimes think of vision as … Continue reading

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