Re: TECH/SCI: Brain Changes

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 08:09:04 MDT

Stirling Westrup wrote:

> There are a number of people who, through genetics, disease or accident,
> have been rendered 'snoof' (which, BTW, I'm told is the scent equivalent
> to the terms 'blind' or 'deaf'). The medical term is, IIRC, anosmia or
> something similar to that.

I have a friend with this condition. He had his nose surgically repaired
a couple years ago at age 62, after never having had any real sense of
smell. Last time I saw him he told me the surgery was a disappointment,
not because it failed but because it succeeded: he found most smells
unpleasant! He was getting used to it, but had seriously considered
trying to have it reversed. spike

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