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How do the mechanics of smell work?

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2989/how-do-the-mechanics-of-smell-work A STAFF REPORT FROM THE STRAIGHT DOPE SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD How do the mechanics of smell work? April 22, 2008 Dear Straight Dope: When an aroma reaches whatever internal sinus patch is responsible for the sense of smell, what … Continue reading

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Scent Can Be a Powerful Memory Trigger

http://psychology.about.com/od/memory/ss/ten-facts-about-memory_8.htm#step-heading Have you ever noticed that a particular scent can bring forth a rush of vivid memories? The smell of cookies baking might remind you of spending time at your grandmother’s house when you were a small child. The scent … Continue reading

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