Tuesday, January 20, 2009

SMELL

There is a part of our brain that stores emotional memories that is intricately linked with smell. As a result, if you ever noticed, there are some scents or aroma that reminds us of a past experiences and can flood us with the same long-ago feelings.
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A lot of times, when I smell something familar, it instantly made me either happy or sad. Sometimes I can't remember right away the scent and how it relates to my past, but it is quite fun digging the story behind the scent.
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Sure there are good smells and bad smells, but did you know that scents can also be happy or sad?

3 comments:

Denise said...

Very interesting.

annie kelleher said...

oooh yeah... elizabeth arden's blue grass is the scent i was wearing when i met my first boyfriend... i got a whiff of that the other day and WHAM!!! i was 15 again!!!!

ghee said...

yeah....smell brings us into a nostalgic mode...happy or sad...

though,i cudnt smell "Manila" here in Japan,haha!but the food,yes!!they remind me a lot...

dropping by again.. :)

ghee