Smells like nostalgia....
Why I chose this topic?And how the answer can be helpful?
I chose this topic, because I'm really interested in how "smell memory" works. Because I travel a lot, almost all my life, it is really interesting for me, how some "smell " can bring me back in time, or back to another country and remained me something, I may forgot .
Answer that Ill get, will really help me, to understand myself and my brain more.
The sense of smell is closely linked with memory.
So smell& memory is basicly, when smell bring you nostalgia, some kind of memory, they can be good or bad.
Whats happening in the brain?
Smell from your nose, goes straight to the olfactory bulb(the smell-analyzing region in your brain)which is connected to the amygdala and hippocampus(which are parts of the brain that help to handle memory and emotions)
So lets see an example. When I was little, I loved spending time with my grandma, and she would always cook me macaroni and cheese, while cooking she was always singing a song, and I loved to sing along. And know, 10 years later, every time I smell macaroni and cheese, it brings me back memories, about grandma and her silly song. :))))
Did you know that everyone had a unique sense of smell, no two people smell the same way.Unique just like fingertips.
And woman's sence of smell is much stronger than mans.
Our sence of smell is stronger in the spring and summer , and that's because of added moisture in the air.
People smell only 65% of actual smell after a year. :)))))