How Our Sense of Smell Affects Our Memories RSS

Ever noticed that when you smell a certain fragrance, it brings back certain, forgotten memories? The Science Behind Our Sense of Smell Our sense of smell starts with the olfactory bulb, which begins inside of the nose and then runs along the bottom of the brain. This is then linked to the amygdala and hippocampus which are the two areas of the brain that control emotion and memory. Unlike our other senses of sight, sound and touch which pass through the frontal cortex of the brain before we experience it, this process makes smell completely unique. We also have around 1,000...

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