I wan't to be able to smell like a dog can, can I ???

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=p Well smell things like a dog does more like.

This is a question for those of you who are familiar with genetics.
I was wondering if i can insert a vector into my body that would begin the process of improving my sense of smell to the power of a dog's?

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Re: I wan't to be able to smell like a dog can, can I ???
« Reply #1 on: 23/04/2009 01:19:09 »
You'll need a bigger nose too.

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« Reply #2 on: 23/04/2009 02:24:48 »
Well what if the smell receptors were to be more advanced/efficient than a dogs to make up for the size difference?

More importantly do you think such a procedure would ever be possible?

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« Reply #3 on: 23/04/2009 02:31:12 »
More importantly do you think such a procedure would ever be possible?
In my humble opinion, no.

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« Reply #4 on: 23/04/2009 02:37:17 »

In my humble opinion, no.

Say it isn't so... But i was under the impression that we could foreseeably  do so in the future. Ive heard such phrases as "the software changing the hardware" and such...it all kinda got my hopes up.

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« Reply #5 on: 23/04/2009 02:38:40 »
Even if it were to be possible, you'll still need a bigger nose. Dogs have 30-40 times more receptors than we do, and the olfactory centre is 40 times larger compared to the olfactory centre of a human brain, in terms of the ratio.
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« Reply #6 on: 23/04/2009 02:41:33 »
This is depressing.

So your saying that I wouldn't have enough space in my brain for the olefactory upgrade to take place also?
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« Reply #7 on: 23/04/2009 02:45:22 »
Anyway, is the ability to smell good even linked to genetics? Or is it just the nose and the processing unit? I know the ability to smell certain odours is genetic but a good sense of smell.....  [:-\]

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« Reply #8 on: 23/04/2009 02:48:30 »
Well i thought it was the nose and the processing unit. I should think smells would be much more intense and detailed in a dogs world.

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« Reply #9 on: 23/04/2009 02:50:08 »
So your saying that I wouldn't have enough space in my brain for the olefactory upgrade to take place also?
Well right now it looks like:

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http://www.scribd.com/doc/8805507/Brain-Facts-Sensory-and-Precept-Ion

I can't see anywhere for it to expand/upgrade.  [:)]

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« Reply #10 on: 23/04/2009 02:54:37 »
I wouldn't mind changing the shape of my skull to accommodate it. Actually i should be glad to do it because thats not the only upgrade i would like, surly i will be needing more room for memory expansion and speed upgrades =p.

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« Reply #11 on: 23/04/2009 03:00:34 »
Hmmm....

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(Some estimates allocate one-third of the dog’s brain to the chore of scenting.) All this adds up to a canine scenter that has thousands to millions of times the ability of his human counterpart.

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/7_11/features/Canine-Sense-of-Smell_15668-1.html

Well, your brain already uses about one-fourth of itself in visual processing so after the upgrade you'll only have 5/12 (41.7%) left for everything else! [:0]

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« Reply #12 on: 23/04/2009 03:52:10 »
Thats why i brought up the skull expansion idea. So it can hold more mass.

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« Reply #13 on: 23/04/2009 03:56:45 »
Why do you want to be able to smell like a dog? I don't understand.

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« Reply #14 on: 23/04/2009 04:02:27 »
For the sheer pleasure it would bring i suppose. It would probably make me feel more alive as well.

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« Reply #15 on: 23/04/2009 04:03:31 »
So say it were possible and not very very expensive, would you do it?

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« Reply #16 on: 23/04/2009 04:10:20 »
definitely!!!

I mean just imagine smelling things in such detail and intensity. Imagine how food would taste!?...smell rather. And all the other stuff like breezes and places.
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« Reply #17 on: 23/04/2009 04:13:58 »
Well, at least you are not the only one on this forum who wants to be an animal. Or think they already are!
No offense intended.  [:)]

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« Reply #18 on: 23/04/2009 04:19:32 »
non taken. But do you understand why i find it so appealing?

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« Reply #19 on: 23/04/2009 04:22:45 »
Yes, of course I do, but why smell? Why not the ability to see as well as an eagle, or to see UV light, or to swim in the ocean for hours without coming up for a breath, or to have wings so you can fly where ever you want? [:)]

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« Reply #20 on: 23/04/2009 04:27:23 »
Well I chose smell because it would be the most pleasurable. I really love being able to smell. But wings would be equally nice....I'm told that there is some improbability associated with wings though...involving energy, weight, and such.

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« Reply #21 on: 23/04/2009 05:43:08 »
I suppose smelling can bring you all kinds of memories eh? [:)]

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« Reply #22 on: 23/04/2009 06:03:50 »
I suppose smelling can bring you all kinds of memories eh? [:)]

sorry i don't quite follow.

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« Reply #23 on: 23/04/2009 06:04:44 »
No, never mind, I was just talking a load of dribble. [:D]

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« Reply #24 on: 23/04/2009 06:47:38 »
 [:o)]

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« Reply #25 on: 23/04/2009 09:31:12 »
If you want to smell like a dog, I suggest you go and roll in the grass where a dog has pooped, or have I misunderstood your requirements?
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #26 on: 23/04/2009 10:00:09 »
Well that was EXACTLY what came to my head when I first read the title of this thread! [:)]

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« Reply #27 on: 23/04/2009 10:07:22 »
I suppose smelling can bring you all kinds of memories eh? [:)]

sorry i don't quite follow.

i know what you mean... it is not dribble ..

like when you smell the skin or phermones of the one you love ... you may have smell recolections like perfume of your sweetheart that may stimulate great memories..or your mothers home baked bread...etc...

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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« Reply #28 on: 23/04/2009 10:09:55 »
Thank you very much for your generous understanding.

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« Reply #29 on: 23/04/2009 10:16:27 »
Thank you very much for your generous understanding.

I can relate to this. There is a smell, which I cannot describe, which reminds me of my very first day at school.

And I thought I was the only weirdo!
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #30 on: 23/04/2009 10:19:53 »
Here, have another duck on the house!


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« Reply #31 on: 23/04/2009 10:22:09 »
Thank you very much for your generous understanding.

Your welcome silly willy!

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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« Reply #32 on: 23/04/2009 10:30:03 »
Karen - This has been going on too long, and as a member of the Finicky Old Gits, I feel obliged to (curtiously) point it out.

It's YOU'RE ok, not your! YOU ARE = You're.

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« Reply #33 on: 23/04/2009 10:47:58 »
Oh my gawwwwwd... I can't spell... Wheres the Dunce cap and the corner!!!
 Ooooh there it is.. the cap fits ...cause I've been wearing it forty eight years.. I guess I haven't changed since I was 5.... I'm sorry for my ill grammer.

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« Reply #34 on: 23/04/2009 11:33:42 »
Sorry to hear your Grandma is ill.
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #35 on: 23/04/2009 18:30:52 »
Are any of you familiar with genetics? Or is it just that your all masters of comedy here? [::)]

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« Reply #36 on: 24/04/2009 00:57:06 »
Sorry, I'm sure someone will come to your assistance soon. [:)]

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« Reply #37 on: 24/04/2009 10:21:24 »
Are any of you familiar with genetics? Or is it just that your all masters of comedy here? [::)]

Oh! Definitely not, on both accounts!
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

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« Reply #38 on: 25/04/2009 20:48:55 »
Well I plan on becoming a genetisist. Hopefully this forum gets one before 6 years eh? Im still 19. [:D]

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« Reply #39 on: 26/04/2009 05:10:36 »
Hopefully in six years you'll know how to spell geneticist too! [:)]
Have a look around at the board below this and the cells and microbes one, there's some good information there.

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« Reply #40 on: 26/04/2009 05:42:29 »
That was rude. why feel the need to correct someones spelling error.... seems a bit a autistic to me. Like: "Oh that sentence isn't quite right, I must fix it even though I fully understood what he meant". Theres loads of people like your all over the web Im kind of tired of it all. So am i right in assuming, you avoid foreigners with heavy accents?

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« Reply #41 on: 26/04/2009 05:45:38 »
Well, it's a tradition on this forum, read http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=18900.0 and you'll understand.

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« Reply #42 on: 26/04/2009 05:50:13 »
What you call FOG...I call CAT, Celebration of Autistic Tendencies. [;)]

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« Reply #43 on: 14/07/2010 02:09:21 »
I have been desperately looking for the Silly Forum.   Is this it?  Thanks for comments.  Joe L. Ogan

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« Reply #44 on: 14/07/2010 19:13:31 »
Do you know what a dog does when he smells a female dog in heat?  Think how dismaying it would to have to join the pack of dogs in pursuit!  Thanks for comments.  Joe L. Ogan

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« Reply #45 on: 15/07/2010 00:43:53 »
your confusing strength of smell with preference for smell......... im talking about intensity and detail....your talking about wanting to smell rears... we would maintain our human preferences.

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« Reply #46 on: 15/07/2010 00:52:28 »
Well, then you would not be smelling like a dog.  Thanks for comments.  Joe L. Ogan

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« Reply #47 on: 15/07/2010 01:07:07 »
your not too smart are you there... if i want to have the smelling power of a dog i would definatly want to smell things as they do... i just do not want to pass the same judgements on them.