Short Wave: The Science Of Smell And Memory

Why can a smell trigger such a powerful memory?

Biological anthropologist Kara Hoover explains what’s going on in the brain when we smell, how smell interacts with taste, and why our sense of smell is heightened in the winter. (Encore episode.)

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This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and edited by Viet Le.

 

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