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(Medical Xpress)   Our sense of smell just gets worse as we get older. Which probably explains our ability to raise children   (medicalxpress.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, Karolinska Institutet, neurons, synaptic plasticity, hippocampus, olfactory bulbs, human subjects, stem cells, mammals  
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2012-05-24 11:06:34 AM  
Nonsense. Aging improves us, we all are fitter and smarter in our 40s than in our 20s.
 
2012-05-24 11:08:18 AM  
The actual content of the article seems to contradict of a lot of previous studies on the olfactory system. However, their study doesn't actually show what it states because they didn't compare the C 14 levels in the human olf bulb with those of other primates or lower mammals. It's really unlikely that the carbon used within the blood brain barrier is somehow filtered out, those bits of protein are reused when they denature. There's even a few specific glia-neuron interactions just for this purpose.

In short, I don't think the authors of this study thought it entirely through.
 
2012-05-24 11:08:30 AM  
really!?? and next you will tell me that the sense of smell is connected to taste. and then you willl start to explain why old people use so much damn salt because they can't taste their food? but then, you will show me where they show the correlation between sodium intake and high blood pressure.

/obvious tag nods approvingly
 
2012-05-24 11:09:17 AM  

divgradcurl: really!?? and next you will tell me that the sense of smell is connected to taste. and then you willl start to explain why old people use so much damn salt because they can't taste their food? but then, you will show me where they show the correlation between sodium intake and high blood pressure.

/obvious tag nods approvingly


That's not what the article is about.
 
2012-05-24 11:57:02 AM  
And of course the interesting neuro-article is ignored but we spent four hundred pages talking about russian robots and boom tubes two days ago.
 
2012-05-24 02:34:35 PM  
Have you ever smelled a nursing home? Its probably for the best.
 
2012-05-24 04:10:01 PM  
PonceAlyosha:

That's not what the article is about.


sorry, i forgot to include my /drtfa tag as it applies to about 95% of my posts.
also, like most articles on fark, the headline was vague/misleading enough to elicit my rather uninformed response
 
2012-05-24 04:42:52 PM  
Our sense of smell just gets worse as we get older. Which probably explains our ability to raise childrensurvive a trip to the bathroom after the age of 70

FTFY
 
2012-05-24 08:12:20 PM  
I had sinus sugery a few years back. Since then I lost most of my sense of smell and taste. I miss being able to taste....

/ is a fatty
// loves, loves spicy food
 
2012-05-24 09:57:48 PM  
Quantum Apostrophe

Nonsense. Aging improves us, we all are fitter and smarter in our 40s than in our 20s.

Evolution had to essentially give young people superpowers in order to compensate for their total lack of brain power.
 
2012-05-25 05:30:21 AM  
The only thing that gets better with age is your ability to actually see what's wrong with the world.

I'm getting old, the world and I are getting dumber every second I experience it.
 
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