Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Post #2: Sense of Smell
When reading about anosmia and the loss of the sense of smell, I felt as though this would be the easiest sense to lose. I thought that dealing with the loss of smell would be easier than going blind or losing my sense of taste, but then after reading, I was reminded how much smell has an effect on our sense of taste. and in Karl Wuensch's case, I wondered if it was better to be born without the sense of smell all together or to lose it later in life as he did. I began to look up information on anosmia outside of the book to see stories about others with anosmia, some who were born with it, and others who developed it later on in life as Karl did. The video below is an example of a person who was born without a sense of smell.