By: Presented by Kevin Fong and Nathalie Nahai, produced by Eva Krysiak and Max Sanderson, sound design by David Smith with additional music by Ged Flood and Chris Wood | <div>Scents and sensibility: what's it like to live without smell? – podcast</div> | Neuroscience | The Guardian
In the second instalment of Brain waves, Dr Kevin Fong and Nathalie Nahai explore what it’s like to live without smell. Plus, can a multisensory chef help anosmiac Lucy Mangan appreciate the joy of food?
This week, Dr Kevin Fong and Nathalie Nahai explore what it’s like to live without one of the five senses: smell. Molecular gastronomist Jozef Youssef is challenged to prepare a taste test for Guardian journalist Lucy Mangan; she was born without the sense of smell and says she regards food more as “fuel” – can he make dining fun for her?
As we unpick the connections between the brain and senses, we hear from the University of London’s Professor Barry Smith, Nobel prize winner Professor Edvard Moser from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Duncan Boak, founder of the smell and taste disorder charity Fifth Sense, and psychologist Dr Ilona Croy from the University of Gothenberg.