Can your heart smell?

Our nose is not the only organ of our body capable of perceiving odors, but the heart, blood and lungs can also do so because they have olfactory receptors equal to those of that organ, reveals a study of the University of Munich , Germany.

The results of this study were presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, which suggests that smelling smells could play a much more important role in life than previously thought.

In accordance with Peter Schieberle, lead author and researcher at the University , we can perceive smells with the nose thanks to its receptors, substances called odorants, which translate them into an aroma that we interpret as pleasant or unpleasant in the brain ".

Once a food is consumed, its components pass from the stomach to the bloodstream, explains the specialist, so that, through a mechanism still not well defined, these receptors underlie both the heart, lungs and other non-olfactory organs, which are able to perceive the odors and provoke certain reactions.

The stimuli from the environment transmit information to the processors circuits, which are the brain and the spinal cord, where the signals are interpreted and sent to the peripheral components that move the body.

The central nervous system has elements to record the sensations of the environment, which are known as receptors, such as olfactory, so its presence is important in other parts of the body, rather than only in the nose.

The sense of human smell is 10 thousand times more sensitive than any other of our senses, and it is the only place where the central nervous system is directly exposed to the environment.

Recent research indicates that the smell stimulates the central nervous system, which modifies mood, memory, emotions, the immune system and the endocrine system; it affects the choice of a couple, and even the perception of certain aromas can indicate a health problem.
 


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