Why Google Maps Shouldn’t Forget About Smell

Researchers find that humans can navigate through smell alone—so why are we so dependent on screens?

Rats can create rich smell maps to find their way around the environment. Researchers have long known that. Less obvious: Humans, too, can navigate their world through smell alone, as a new study from UC Berkeley shows. So why aren’t more of our user interfaces tapped into our noses?

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