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Human smells

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Stefan Jones
10-01-2001
02:06 AM ET (US)
There's a great essay / account in _The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat_ in which Sacks describes the case of a patient whose neurological condition temporarily alters his _relationship to smells_. They suddenly become incredibly important; he finds himself judging and classifying the things in his world by odor, not visual appearance.

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