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What are non-specific somatic sensory receptors in the nasal mucosa?

I am reading Oral Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment by Greenberg and Glick, Chapter 2 - Evaluation Of The Dental Patient: Diagnosis and Medical Risk Assessment. Under Cranial Nerve Examination, ...
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Can hyperosmiacs (people w/super sonic smell) smell pheromones? How powerful is their sense of smell?

Can hyperosmiacs (people w/super sonic smell) smell pheromones? How powerful is their sense of smell? Is there a chart that shows the degree to which they smell things in comparison to the rest of us?...
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Why are taste and smell (and hearing a song from the 90's) such potent triggers for nostolgia? Benefits and Negatives of nostologia?

We've all experienced it, where we get a waft of some odor (whether pleasant or not), or bite into a long lost taste, or hear an old tune, see some forgotton photographs, (but emphasis on the taste ...