The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell

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In this startling work, Rachel Herz examines the role smell plays in our lives, and how, whether we realize it or not, the sense of smell is imperative to our well-being, both physical and emotional. In "Sense of Desire", Rachel takes the reader through the psychology of our olfactory sense, and its effect on our emotions, our health and our relationships with people and our environment. She explores why our sense of smell functions like it does, looks at what purpose it serves and how it is linked to our survival and existence. She cites cases of patients who have lost their sense of smell and their experiences not only confirm it's importance in our lives, but illuminate the traumatic effect of life without the capability to smell.

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