French perfumers, sommeliers and winemakers with coronavirus infections are sometimes deprived of a crucial tool: their high-performing noses.
Attempting to describe the appeal of floral flavors raises a challenging question: What is the relation between taste and smell?
The reopening of New York has created a banquet of sights, smells, flavors, textures and sounds. The New York Times asked photographers to convey how the city is nourishing each of the senses.
In “Coming to Our Senses,” Susan R. Barry looks at people who stopped being blind or deaf and then had to adjust to the world.
At 83, and legally blind, I could use some assistance.
Long after some people have recovered from the virus, they find certain foods off-putting.
Regaining what the coronavirus took from you.
Doctors are recommending smell training for patients with lingering olfactory problems.
Eyeless roundworms may have hacked other cellular warning systems to give themselves a form of color vision.
With flavor gone, my old eating disorder came roaring back.
The virus’s strangest symptom has opened new doors to understanding our most neglected sense.
As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.
Kiwis, ibises and sandpipers share this sensory power with birds that lived millions of years ago.
Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.
And why is shipping not free?
Many symptoms of Covid-19 were difficult, but losing my ability to taste hurt the most.
Your brain’s powers of facial recognition are going to need some time to get used to the coverings we’re wearing to keep each other healthy.
There are ways to accommodate people like me. But if our collective pandemic experience has taught us anything, it’s that small sacrifices to help others are not exactly America’s strong suit.
She had trouble breathing, and the E.R. doctors discovered a mass in her lung. Was this cancer — or something a little more unusual?
Telemedicine is teaching us new ways to communicate with our patients.
Just as I’m imagining their environment, their clothes, their gestures, they’re imagining me. We’re making a cocoon where only the two of us live.
As the world added decibels, so did orchestras.
Need a little lift? Amid the bleakness, 18 Times writers shared moments that lightened their mood.
Doctors have observed neurological symptoms, including confusion, stroke and seizures, in a small subset of Covid-19 patients.
“Forest bathing,” or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health.