The social function of smell

The social function of smell

About This Video

In this segment, Dr. Kelliher discusses the concept of pheromones and how it is commonly misunderstood. He also talks about the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and how our attraction to others can be driven by olfactory cues. He explains in detail about the types and causes of the smell defects known as anosmias.
Tags:
neuroscience, olfaction, smell, olfactory bulb, olfactory neurons, major histocompatibility complex, MHC, mice, mate selection, pheromones, olfactory cues, anosmias, amygdala, limbic system, hypothalamus
Duration:
00:14:46