In the human brain, the olfactory bulbs are responsible for the perception of odors, ie. our sense of smell. This function will be represented symbolically in the design of this section of the 3D environment.
The two olfactory bulbs will be represented by small, long thin chambers that may be entered from either of the temporal lobes. These chambers will be made to resemble small scientific laboratories or perfumeries. Each will be a long narrow space, with benches along either side, on which a variety of scientific and measuring equipment is on display, eg. test tubes, filters, distilling equipment, drip bottles, bunsen burners, small medicinal bottles.
The style of these small laboratories will be quite old fashioned, with most objects made from wood and glass. The lighting scheme will reflect this old-fashioned feeling, with warm soft yellow lighting and deep shadows. Imagine a mad-scientist’s basement laboratory a hundred years ago. The ceiling will be low and sloped, disappearing into the shadows.