Of course smell is important when it comes to eating. When we walk into a movie theater, our sense of smell is why we're instantly dying for some popcorn.
It's why Cinnabons are so hard to resist as their seductive scent wafts through malls and airports.
If glorious smells make us want to eat, is there a scent that could have the opposite effect?
Yes, there is, says psychologist Bryan Raudenbush, a professor at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia.