CHALLENGE: Provide better training for firefighters to perform under extreme pressure. BENEFIT: Olfactory stimulants set the foundation for scent recognition and have been shown to affect cognitive learning behavior and as well as performance. When odors and malodors are used in training … [Read more...]
Can Olfactory Training Improve Your Sense of Smell?
The idea that you can improve your sense of smell might seem strange. Even the idea that different people have different strengths of sense of smell is probably something you’ve never considered. But studies have shown that olfactory training is possible to improve your sense of smell. … [Read more...]
Benefits of Multi-Sensory Training Solutions
Burning rubber, thick smoke, chemical vapors…these are just some of the extreme sensory experiences that military and first responders face. Inexperience dealing with these dangerous and potentially life-threating situations can reduce effectiveness and even cause physiological trauma. How do we … [Read more...]
Olfactory Input in PTSD Prevention and Treatment for the Military
Estimates state that at least 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have PTSD, and 50% of those with PTSD do not seek treatment. With behavioral health care becoming a major issue for this population, there has been increased motivation to find better solutions for prevention and treatment. Promising … [Read more...]
What Do Aromas Have To Do With CBRNE Training?
It seems like a never ending game of intellectual defeat. The more complex our society gets, the greater resources the world has access to, the more complicated the art of war becomes. So what do aromas and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives have in common? More than you … [Read more...]