Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 10 April 2018 How many different smells can you adequately describe in words? How many different smells can you not only identify, but also adequately describe in words? Probably not that many. Members of hunter-gatherer communities, by comparison, excel at this. Studies among the Jahai people of the Malay Peninsula show that they find naming odours as easy as naming colours. According to Asifa Majid, a researcher at Radboud University in the Netherlands, "hunter-gatherers' olfaction is superior, while settled peoples' olfactory cognition is diminished" – a cultural adaptation to a modern world in which recognizing different smells is no longer that important. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex How much sex is right for you and your partner? Mental health How helpful are self-help programmes? Medical How long does the flu last? Diet and nutrition Why you shouldn't consider 'diet' or 'lite' cold drinks as the better option Medical 'Help! My baby's cough sounds like a dog's bark' Fitness 5 common gym injuries and how to prevent them Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.