The olfactory system can distinguish millions of odors by activating unique combinations of receptors in the nose. (Each reseptor is rather like a single note on a piano, while the perception of an odor is like striking a chord.) Encountering new odors adds new chords into the symphony of brain activity. (Keep Your Brain Alive; 91)

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