co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN
Ever experienced walking down the street and a familiar scent—weather it’s freshly baked bread, or a perfume a loved one used to wear—quickly brings back memories of your childhood or another period in your life?
The sense of smell can evoke a very strong emotional response and unearth very vivid past memories. These memories can be very pleasant, while others not so much. But why exactly does smell trigger these memories better than other senses?