40. Emotional Smell

The sense of smell , Emotional Smell, more than any other is connected to memory.
This is because there is a short cut between the sense of smell and emotional centre of the brain.

The smell comes directly into the olfactory bulb, which is close to the emotional areas of the amygdala, and hippocampus. The other senses of sight, hearing and touch are not connected to these areas of the brain. As always this can go both ways triggering positve and negative memories. Humans focus on their abilty to see but perhaps our sense of smell gives us a deeper vision into ourselves.
Rather than asking what did others see? Ask them what did they smell?

 

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