Category: Milestones

NSF awards $15 million to crack the olfactory code

Since the early 19th century, scientists have worked to unravel the mystery of olfaction, the sense of smell. Olfaction is critical for the survival of species across the animal kingdom. Yet how the brain processes and identifies odors–and how this information influences behavior–remains, largely, an enigma. To help solve this mystery, and advance our broader…