Ann-Sophie Barwich
Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington

Ann-Sophie Barwich is a cognitive scientist, empirical philosopher and historian of science, technology and the senses. She is an assistant professor in cognitive science at Indiana University, Bloomington in the departments of history, philosophy of science and cognitive science. Her book Smellosophy: What the Nose Tells the Mind is forthcoming in 2020.

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Cognition and intelligence
It’s hard to fool a nose

Theories of perception are heavily tilted to the visual: we have much to learn from our surprisingly acute sense of smell

Ann-Sophie Barwich