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Why smell triggers memories?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 November 2016, Memory and concentration
smell triggers memories

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?

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Sleep and memory go hand in hand

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 September 2016, Memory and concentration, Stress and sleep
sleep and memory

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

It’s no doubt that sleep and memory go hand in hand. Until recently, we didn’t know exactly how the two were rated. How exactly does sleep help memory, and does it benefit one type of memory over another?

This article briefly explains the intimate relationship between sleep and memory formation.

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