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The American Museum of Natural History to Host oPhone Hotspot Experience, 7/12-26

The American Museum of Natural History to Host oPhone Hotspot Experience, 7/12-26

American Museum of Natural History staff, oPhone inventor and Harvard professor David Edwards, and oPhone co-inventor Rachel Fie present an oPhone hotspot experience.

Museum visitors will be able to try out the oPhone, a device that plays scent-tagged messages that are sent through a new iPhone application called oSnap. Experts will demonstrate the new technology and lead hands-on activities to explore how smell is processed in humans compared to our primate and hominid relatives. Visitors will test smell perception and scent discrimination by guessing the identity of a variety of scents emitted through the oPhone. The oPhone's co-inventors, David Edwards and Rachel Field, will also be available the weekends of July 12 and July 19 to explain how the oPhone works and guide visitors in creating and sending oNotes.

Free for Members or with Museum admission

Weekends of July 12, July 19, and July 26 Noon-5 pm at Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street

Photo Credit: ©AMNH/D. Finnin


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