Study explores the 3D printed flavor-based cues in memory recall during old age, finding the smells of certain foods from youth can prompt mental "time travel" to the past with an enhanced memory of early exposure to the foods.
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.
Study reveals how the mechanism for storing olfactory memories differs slightly from erasing unnecessary memories. Understanding how the brain gets rid of unimportant memories could help unlock new avenues of research to better understand memory loss in aging, researchers say.
According to a new study, rats can remember more than 30 events in context.
Could nose witnesses be just as reliable as eye witnesses when it comes to identifying criminals? A new study suggests they could be.
A new study into how olfaction is encoded in the brain could further understanding of the root cause of epileptic seizures.