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Boring Talks #15 – Smell Walks

Welcome. To smell world.

Smell world, to me, exists in the space of an unremarked zone between the source of a smell and the human nose.

My name is Kate McLean and I would like to introduce you to a physical space of the double invisible sense. Smell. Quite literally we cannot see most smells, except of course those that are nestled within smoke or vapour visible in the air. And figuratively, since Aristotle said/postulated, “For it is not clear what sort of quality odour is, in the way it was clear what sort of quality sound or colour was…” smell perception was relegated to a lower order attracting less research and less attention…