Previous research has suggested that we may be able to "taste" fat. And now, researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found evidence that we might be able to smell it, too. "The human sense of smell is far better at guiding us through our everyday lives than we give it credit for," study researcher Johan Lundström, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist at Monell, said in a statement. "That we have the ability to detect and discriminate minute differences in the fat content of our food suggests that this ability must have had considerable evolutionary importance."
— Read more at It's Possible To Smell The Fat In Food at the Huffington Post.