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  • Writer's pictureYena Kim

Olfaction Factory

Updated: Jan 5, 2020

Breathe in, breathe out.

It's about time we give our sense of smell the credit it deserves because olfaction, or our sense of smell, is what makes life truly memorable. Reminiscing about our past experiences simply wouldn't be the same if we didn't have our ability to smell. There would be no association between the smell of a new box of crayons and the first day of kindergarten. Sitting around the campfire with a group of friends, chomping on gooey toasted marshmallows, would no longer hold a special place in our hearts.

What is the secret behind the deep link between smells, memories, and emotions? Knowing the mechanisms of this rather complex connection can help us get a better grasp on how certain smells can surprisingly influence our behavior. When it comes to making sense of our surrounding environment, there are still so many puzzles to solve. Learning about the olfactory system is simply anohter unique facet of how we can discover something new about ourselves.

Besides, what's more interesting than examining the study of you and me?


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