How Smells Affect Your Memory 👃 | Brain Games


CINNAMON, ORANGE, PINE TREE,
PEPPERMINT AND LIME. NOW WE’RE GOING TO
TAKE THEM AWAY AND LAY THEM FACE DOWN IN
THE ORIGINAL ORDER. CAN YOU REMEMBER FROM
JUST A FEW SECONDS AGO WHAT THE ORIGINAL ORDER WAS? DID YOU GET IT RIGHT? WERE YOU ABLE TO
RECALL CINNAMON, ORANGE, PINE TREE,
PEPPERMINT, THEN LIME? DID YOU EVEN START TO
SMELL THE SCENT OF THE IMAGES WE SHOWED YOU? THIS IS BECAUSE, UNLIKE
TOUCH, SIGHT AND HEARING, YOUR SENSE OF SMELL HAS
SOME UNIQUE ABILITIES. YOUR NOSE’S OLFACTORY
BULB IS ACTUALLY PART OF THE LIMBIC SYSTEM, WITH INTIMATE ACCESS TO
YOUR HIPPOCAMPUS AND AMYGDALA, THE PARTS OF YOUR BRAIN MOST
LINKED TO MEMORY AND EMOTION. YOU MIGHT SAY THE MEMORY OF
THOSE SCENTS TOOK YOU ON A KIND OF TIME TRAVEL,
RECALLING A WHIFF OF CINNAMON OR FRESH PINE
EXPERIENCED LONG AGO. AND HELPING YOU REMEMBER
THE ORDER OF THE CARDS

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