Wednesday, July 16, 2014

That Smell - Can You Smell Your Self? The Peptides are Turning











 









mmmmmmm, I like


Science shows that people recognize their own scent based on their combination of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins, and while we may not be able to pick our fingerprints out, our brain knows what we smell like.

Studies also reveal that individuals prefer different smells on others than they prefer on themselves, distinguishing between self and non-self.

Magnetic resonance imaging measures changes in our brains responding to smells of self and non-self peptides and scents amplify the natural aromas of different MHC types.

The Turning of the PepTides

So it seems that we choose scents that amplify our own MHC peptides and favor perfumes/scents on another that amplify a non-self MHC type. 

Research continues to identify which receptors in the nose sense MHC proteins. And the physiology of our complete smell package, including our microbiomes, the collection of microbes living in and on us, will help identify body odor preferences.

Can You Smell Yourself? Sarah C. P. Williams, 22 January 2013 click here for link

That Smell    - Lynard Skynard

Whiskey bottles, and brand new cars
Oak tree you're in my way
There's too much coke and too much smoke
Look what's going on inside you
Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Ooooh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you

Angel of darkness is upon you
Stuck a needle in your arm
So take another toke, have a blow for your nose
One more drink fool, will drown you
Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Ooooh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you

Now they call you Prince Charming
Can't speak a word when you're full of 'ludes
Say you'll be all right come tomorrow
But tomorrow might not be here for you
Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Ooooh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you

Hey, you're a fool you
Stick them needles in your arm
I know I been there before

One little problem that confronts you
Got a monkey on your back
Just one more fix, Lord might do the trick
One hell of a price for you to get your kicks
Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Ooooh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you
Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Ooooh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you