Friday, November 16, 2018

The smell of a loved one could have a powerfully calming effect

https://www.theguardian.com/science/shortcuts/2018/oct/24/why-sniffing-your-partners-used-clothing-could-make-you-happier The smell – and clothes – of a loved one could have a powerfully calming effect. So claims a study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, which tested 96 women, who were asked to randomly smell one of three scents – a male partner’s, a stranger’s or

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Neuroscience of Smell Memories

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201807/the-neuroscience-smell-memories-linked-place-and-time Can you recall a specific odor or scent that has the 'spatiotemporal' ability to transport you back in time and space to a very specific place from your past? Most of us have experienced how the unexpected whiff of a Proustian, Remembrance of Things Past, type of odor can instantly

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