When Covid-19 Stole Their Smell, These Experts Lost Much More

French perfumers, sommeliers and winemakers with coronavirus infections are sometimes deprived of a crucial tool: their high-performing noses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #loire-valley-france, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #wines

The Ethereal Taste of Flowers

Attempting to describe the appeal of floral flavors raises a challenging question: What is the relation between taste and smell?

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #flowers-and-plants, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #taste

What Does It Look Like When a City Returns to Its Senses?

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.

#new-york-city, #photography, #senses-and-sensation, #smells-and-odors, #touch-sense

The Struggles of Those Who Regain Sight and Hearing

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.

#barry-susan-r, #books-and-literature, #coming-to-our-senses-a-boy-who-learned-to-see-a-girl-who-learned-to-hear-and-how-we-all-discover-the-world-book, #deafness, #eyes-and-eyesight, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction

Why Won’t Anyone Help Me in This Sex Shop?

At 83, and legally blind, I could use some assistance.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #senses-and-sensation, #toys

Covid Survivors Smell Foods Differently

Long after some people have recovered from the virus, they find certain foods off-putting.

#chemical-senses-journal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #monell-chemical-senses-center, #research, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #taste, #your-feed-healthcare

The Forgotten Sense

Regaining what the coronavirus took from you.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #spices

Covid Stole Your Sense of Smell? Try Physical Therapy for Your Nose.

Doctors are recommending smell training for patients with lingering olfactory problems.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

How Do Blind Worms See the Color Blue?

Eyeless roundworms may have hacked other cellular warning systems to give themselves a form of color vision.

#bacteria, #color, #evolution-biology, #eyes-and-eyesight, #genetics-and-heredity, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #light, #research, #science-journal, #senses-and-sensation, #worms, #your-feed-science

When I Lost My Sense of Taste to Covid, Anorexia Stepped In

With flavor gone, my old eating disorder came roaring back.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #taste

What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?

The virus’s strangest symptom has opened new doors to understanding our most neglected sense.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

Some Covid Survivors Haunted by Loss of Smell and Taste

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.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #dalton-pamela-psychologist, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #monell-chemical-senses-center, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #united-states, #your-feed-science

This Unusual Bird Superpower Goes Back to the Dinosaur Extinction

Kiwis, ibises and sandpipers share this sensory power with birds that lived millions of years ago.

#birds, #dinosaurs, #fossils, #paleontology, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #senses-and-sensation, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Pandemic Advice From Athletes

Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hobbies, #mountaineering, #muscles, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #running, #senses-and-sensation, #ultramarathon-running

What in the World Is a $590 Scratch-and-Sniff T-shirt Doing in 2020?

And why is shipping not free?

#3m-company, #fashion-and-apparel, #fosun-international, #lanvin-jeanne-1867-1946, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #t-shirts-apparel, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

The Strange Grief of Losing My Sense of Taste

Many symptoms of Covid-19 were difficult, but losing my ability to taste hurt the most.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #las-vegas-nev, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #social-media, #taste, #writing-and-writers

In an Era of Face Masks, We’re All a Little More Face Blind

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.

#emotions, #eyes-and-eyesight, #face, #masks, #prosopagnosia-brain-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #senses-and-sensation, #your-feed-science

I’m a Lip Reader in a Masked World

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.

#deafness, #disabilities, #masks, #quarantines, #senses-and-sensation, #trump-donald-j

She Struggled With Asthma, but It Had Never Been This Bad

She had trouble breathing, and the E.R. doctors discovered a mass in her lung. Was this cancer — or something a little more unusual?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cystic-fibrosis, #hospitals, #lungs, #pneumonia, #senses-and-sensation, #smoking-and-tobacco

The New Language of Telehealth

Telemedicine is teaching us new ways to communicate with our patients.

#babies-and-infants, #cellular-telephones, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #epidemics, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #masks, #senses-and-sensation, #telemedicine, #translation-and-interpreters, #voice-and-speech

What Phone Calls Have Given Me That Video Chat Can’t

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.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #friendship, #los-angeles-calif, #senses-and-sensation

Loud, Louder, Loudest: How Classical Music Started to Roar

As the world added decibels, so did orchestras.

#classical-music, #senses-and-sensation

One Bright Thing

Need a little lift? Amid the bleakness, 18 Times writers shared moments that lightened their mood.

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Some Coronavirus Patients Show Signs of Stroke, Seizures and Confusion

Doctors have observed neurological symptoms, including confusion, stroke and seizures, in a small subset of Covid-19 patients.

#boca-raton-fla, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #fever, #france, #germany, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #seizures-medical, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #united-states, #wuhan-china, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor’s Orders.

“Forest bathing,” or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cortisol-hormone, #doctors, #forests-and-forestry, #senses-and-sensation, #walking