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    Psychology of Smell



    I was recently reading an article regarding the psychologist Rachel Herz ( known for her studies regarding the influences of smell) and it set me thinking.
    We know that smell and emotion are both processed in the limbic system so it is natural that some smells can activate a certain emotion , good or bad.
    As we know many stores use "scents" to influence customers and conjure up a certain "feeling" eg. floral scents in the bedding department or vanilla and cinnamon at Christmas etc.
    Often when we smell something we may always connect that particular smell to a particular emotion. Some scents remind us of a specific person, place or event.
    For me, it is a particular brand of sun lotion. Each time I smell it I instantly think of sand in my shoes, the sun , crowded beaches and such. However that`s a pretty obvious one.
    I wonder what smells or scents other Forum users like/dislike and what particular memory good/bad does it conjure up for them and why?

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    Sorry, what

    thats Great thanks

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    Have you looked at Synesthesia
    tried to provide a link but I did need 10 posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jomid59 View Post
    Have you looked at Synesthesia
    tried to provide a link but I did need 10 posts
    Neurological condition, mixed signals. It`s an interesting one , especially when you hear people describe music in colour.

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