Coronal Kimchee-and-the-Nose Investigation

Kimchee, hot soup, and nose filters all figure in the search for understanding and containment of the Covid-19 pandemic. They figure especially highly in this newly published study: “Assessment of Coronavirus disease, the nose pollution filter, fermented spicy Kimchee, and peppery hot soup consumed in Korea,” Y. S. Chung, Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, vol. […]

Podcast Episode #207: “The Psychoanalysts’s Nose”

The Psychoanalyst’s Nose, the Year of Lint, the Impact of Cold Wet Underwear, Boys Will Be Boys, the Pride of the Pride (of Lions), Hair (and Hare) Research, Social Dilemmas from the Not-So-Distant Past, Chewing on Knowledge, and Fold When Wet (If Naked Underwater). In episode #207, Marc Abrahams shows some unfamiliar research studies to […]

Dog Nose-Tip Temperature Dynamics and Distant-Heat Sensing Ability

“Why do dogs have cold noses?” wonder many humans who, most of them, have warmer noses than dogs have. Here are two research studies by Ronald H.H. Kroger and colleagues, that sniffed into the question and may have found some answers. Dog Nose-Tip Distant-Heat Sensing Ability? “Dogs Can Sense Weak Thermal Radiation,” Anna Bálint, Attila […]

Treatment for Simulator-Sickness: Insert a Nose

If you spend enough time in a flight simulator or using Virtual Reality goggles, you’re likely to suffer “simulator sickness”. The simulator shows your eyes objects, motions, and distances which don’t match what your other senses are perceiving, which can cause nausea, vertigo, headaches, and other documented symptoms. Some designers try to lessen the effect […]

Noseflutes for Christmas anyone?

Stuck for ideas for Christmas presents? Thought about noseflutes? Before purchasing (or making your own, as above), you can find all the information you require for an informed decision at Noseflute.org – since 2011, the definitive online resource for all things noseflute-related. A review of the ‘Nasalette’ replica, as featured in the video above, can […]

Nose-Raising, Nose-Lengthening and Grimacing (facial actions study)

Researcher Paul Zeichner (artist, illustrator and educator) adds to the literature regarding the documented lists of human facial actions, with the observation that “Seldom-mentioned facial movements referred to here as nose-lengthening and grimacing should also be recognized in related patterns of expression.” See: Nose-Raising, Nose-Lengthening and Grimacing : Expressions of Arousal, Vigilance, Confusion, Aversion and […]

Melanesian nose-flutes – did they ever exist?

Reports about the existence of nose flutes in Melanesia may have been greatly exaggerated. According to Univ.-Doz. Dr. Raymond Ammann of the Institutes für Musikwissenschaft, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck (Department of Music, University of Innsbruck) who writes : “[…] references to the existence of nose flutes in Melanesia are often based on unacknowledged references to earlier publications […]

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