It's coming. Soon (Spring 2020).
The book on the science of smell: Nose - Brain - Mind.
Incl. interviews with 44 olfactory experts in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, chemistry, molecular biology, perfumery, philosophy.
With Harvard University Press.
Why the characteristics of odor perception and its neural basis are key to understanding the mind through the brain. My post for @iCogNetwork.
Are your neighbors playing heavy metal at 3 am?
Do you want revenge?
Or do you simply miss my lovely cheerful voice? (well, sort of, just pretend that you do)
Play this podcast on full blast & make them listen to my interview about smell, life, and philosophy of science SciPhiPod.
Everything you never needed to know about my deep inner thoughts and confusions: http://www.sciphipod.com/podcast/2018/10/15/episode-48-ann-sophie-barwich
(It starts with personal stuff, intellectual trajectory, and ends with how the brain makes scents of the smelly things that smell... smelly.)
The news is out! We're spicing up the History of Science Society meeting in November!
Get your noses and tastebuds ready for:
"Technologies of Taste"
Panel at the 2018 HSS Annual Meeting (History of Science Society), Nov 1-4, Seattle
I did an interview with the online magazine Fatherly on teenage body odor this week.
What's real and what's myth?
Read about it here: "Why Preteens Smell Bad as Puberty Gets Started."
(Spoiler alert: “You might smell. What’s so bad about that?” )
20 Minute talk presenting the fruits and labor of my three year postdoctoral research as a Presidential Scholar at the Center for Science and Society, Columbia University.
Three open challenges discussed in this talk:
(1) What's so special about smell - regarding its perception and neural basis?
(2) Philosophy of Science as part of Scientific collaborations: Where does Philosophy fail, can/should we do something new... and is that still Philosophy?
(3) Buzzword aside: Is interdisciplinarity more than being fluent (and potentially mediocre) in two fields?
(Thanks belongs to Stuart Firestein & Lab, the PSSN program headed by Pamela Smith, and all the scientists who have lent me their time.)