Smell & Memory

By: Jacob Tharayil

Why I chose this topic

I chose this topic because I wanted to find out how that smell and memory are correlated.

WHAT & Who discovered

In 1991, neuroscientists Linda Buck of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Richard Axel of Columbia University found that the olfactory bulb (special organ that starts inside the nose and runs along the bottom of the brain) has access to the amygdala, which processes emotion, and the hippocampus, which is responsible for associative learning, which join forces to send certain messages about different smells to the nose so you will not forget about them