Rachel Herz is a world leading expert in olfactory psychology. She is a professor at Brown University and has published over 60 original research papers and contributed numerous chapters to college textbooks and academic anthologies. Most recently she has written: The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell, a popular science book which explores our mysterious and fascinating olfactory sense, and which has received numerous accolades including being selected as a finalist for the "2009 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books."
Rachel Herz serves on several advisory boards, including The Fragrance Foundation, and consults for many of the world's leading multinational flavor and fragrance companies. Her expertise has led to legal work as an expert witness in cases involving the sense of smell, and numerous appearances on national media, including ABC News, The Discovery Channel, The New York Times, New Yorker, Time magazine, Rolling Stone, Salon.com and O, the Oprah Magazine. Please visit her blog at Psychology Today and her website: www.rachelherz.com.
Rachel Herz is a dual citizen of the US and Canada. She grew up in Montreal Canada and received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Rachel Herz loves all things scented and sensory and now lives in New England with her canine and human family. She is currently working on a second popular science book that delves into one of our most unusual emotions.