About the book
Our chemical senses, smell and taste, are of critical importance in our daily lives and contribute to our personal well-being and safety as well as communication with others. However, it is only when disease or injury impairs their function that we appreciate the relevance of these two sensory modalities. During the past three decades, research of the olfactory sense has seen an ever-growing interest in this exciting field of study. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in disorders of the olfactory system and focuses on the most important evidence-based developments in this area. This book will address disorders, dysfunctions, diseases, and syndromes of our olfactory system ranging from molecular, cellular, and systems to cognitive and behavioral topics. Individual chapters will focus on recent advances in specific areas of chemosensory pathological conditions while other chapters might focus on technological developments to study the function and dysfunction of our chemical senses. All chapters will represent recent contributions to the rapidly developing field of chemoreception sciences.