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Why Scents/Smells Trigger Memories

Scents bypass the thalamus and go straight to the brain's smell center, known as the olfactory bulb. The olfactory bulb is directly connected to the amygdala and hippocampus, which might explain why the smell of something can so immediately trigger a detailed memory or even intense emotion.

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Here's Why Smells Trigger Such Vivid Memories

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