Humans may have a better sense of smell than scientist originally thought.
FOX’s Alex Hein has details in you your “Housecall for Health”:
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If you’ve ever been told you’ve got a nose like a hound, truth is, you do! A study in the Journal Science has concluded that humans can sniff just as well as puppers can, as well as other mammals who largely rely on their sense of smell, like rodents.
The myth that animals can sniff better than you has persisted largely because humans have way less olfactory receptors than mice rates and pups, but we can detected up to one trillion odors which is as much as they can.
Scientists said the belief is further confused because of the way humans sniff versus how other mammals get it done. Humans rely on scent receptors to send a message to the brain, while dogs have a pump mechanism that picks up chemicals in liquid form.
We’re also not trying to run around identifying our friends or foes by the scent of their urine like they are. So the next time you’re jealous of your pups super sniffer, be thankful you reap the same benefits without the cold wetness that goes along with it
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Housecall for Health, I’m Alex Hein, FOX News.