Smell and Memory

by: Gavin Davis

how smell effects memory

Smell has instant access to the amygdala which allows smell to have a greater impact on other parts of the brain like the part that is responsable for memory or emotion. This allows for these to be easily assosiated with each other leading to memory being greatly effected by smell. Memories that involve a strong smell are easier to remember than memories with a neutral smell.

what parts of the brain activates

smell is provided by the olfactory bulb and goes to the amygdala and effects the areas near it that are responsable for emotion and memory. allowing a greater corralation between them so one effects the others

How it can be Tested
this can be tested by seeing if people are more likely to remember things by smell, touch, taste, sight, or hearing. you can observe the results and draw a conclusion for the evidence.