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The Science of Scent

Our sense of smell is our strongest sense and can evoke memory and emotion.

Scientists explain that unlike our other senses, scents bypass the thalmus and go directly to the brain’s smell centre which is known as the olfactory bulb. This bulb is directly connected to the amygdala and the hippocampus, which might explain why the smell of something can trigger a detailed memory or even intense emotion.

So go ahead, take a long whiff of that old bottle of perfume or the paperbacks in the used bookstore and enjoy the memories that come flooding back.

https://www.discovery.com/science/Why-Smells-Trigger-Such-Vivid-Memories

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