Role of Anosmia on Personal Communication



The quality of life can be impacted by the smell as well as taste syndromes. As far as the smell and taste senses are concerned, they have dispensed three major roles—cautioning of imminent risk, communication with different people, and significance during eating as well as drinking. These responsibilities show the issues of individuals who are experiencing smell and taste syndromes. As is the norm, the significance of something is only appreciated once it is absent. Thus, it is only after one loses the smell and taste senses that their importance is acknowledged. Decreased olfactory abilities have been found to be an indicator of low levels of life expectancy. Odor together with taste senses is vital in every human being’s daily life. Indeed, apart from the reasons establishing a swift response, the sensor also record in the individual’s memory. It activates personal feelings as well as experiences. As a result, one is left to happen what would happen if people were able to taste food without being required to put the food in the mouth or even sending smell as well as taste to a given location and then stimulate the perception of the users accordingly. In this part of the paper, a novel opportunity for nonverbal communication is suggested. Among others, it could comprise of a social media platform that would have the capability to share experiences with different smells as well as different tastes.


Smell Olfactory abilities Communication Nonverbal communication Perception 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Communication SciencesAnadolu UniversityEskisehirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of CommunicationCenter for Health and Risk Communication, George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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