The New York Times' article, "What Can Coivid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?" by Brooke Jarvis mentions Danielle Reed, an American geneticist, who spent many years studying the affect of human genetics on our smell and taste and works at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. Due to Covid-19 outbreak, the laboratory was under lockdown, and that's when Reed received the information regarding how our most neglected sense, which is sense of smell, plays a very crucial part in determining whether you have caught the infection or not. Which led Reed to further her research on the matter along with her colleagues. While explaining Reed's research on sense of smell and it's correlation with spread of Covid-19, Jarvis briefly mentions RuCCS director John McGann's research on 'Broca's 150-year-old dismissal of our olfactory bulbs and how it is found to be mistaken' in the article, "Poor human olfaction is a 19th-century myth". Click here to further read the NY Times article.
The New York Times' article regarding the Mysteries of Smell due to the Pandemic Outbreak includes John McGann's research on Broca and the sense of smell in humans