Women’s superior sense of smell may be due to more brain cells, study says

November 6, 2014 4:59 PM

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Women’s superior sense of smell may be due to more brain cells, study says

Scientists have previously theorized that women possess a keener sense of smell than men due to emotional and cognitive influences, but a new study offers an alternative hunch: Women have more brain cells.

Researchers at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil studied post-mortem brains in seven men and 11 women, and found that female brains have up to 50 percent more olfactory neurons than males’, Medical News Today reported.

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