Researchers discovered unique connectivity between the hippocampus and olfactory areas in the brain, a finding which explains why specific odors can trigger powerful memories. The study also reports a loss of sense of smell is associated with depression and a poorer quality of life.
A new study probes the difference between picking up odors by breathing and chewing.
Researchers say the randomness of the piriform cortex plays a critical role when it comes to distinguishing between similar odors.
Smell influences how children evaluate strange faces, a new study reports.
Exposure to unpleasant smells is associated with better memory recall 24 hours later.