The sense of smell is important in appreciating the pleasures of the world around us. It’s one of the ways we interpret the world around us.

When you eat a banana, you enjoy the taste but perhaps even more the smell. However, of all the senses, it’s the least studied and somewhat neglected.

Sally Robinson is a clinical professor of pediatrics at UTMB Children’s Hospital. This column isn’t intended to replace the advice of your child’s physician.

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