Scents and sensibility: a molecular logic of olfactory perception (Nobel lecture).

@article{Axel2005ScentsAS,
  title={Scents and sensibility: a molecular logic of olfactory perception (Nobel lecture).},
  author={Richard Axel},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie},
  year={2005},
  volume={44 38},
  pages={6110-27}
}
The image in the painting La Bonne Aventure is not a nose (Fig. 1). It is a portrayal by the surrealist René Magritte of his own brain’s representation of the external world. It is a vignette that reveals a tension between image and reality, a tension that is a persistent source of creativity in art, brought to its culmination by the surrealists. The problem of how the brain represents the external world is not only a central theme in art but is at the very core of philosophy, psychology, and… CONTINUE READING
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