Interestingly, smell has the ability to elicit a strong emotional response without the recollection of an explicit memory. Sometimes it’s just the feeling we recall. When you encounter a smell tied to something meaningful in your past, you first feel the emotion followed by a cognitive recognition, information that was stored in your brain. Often…Sometimes it’s just the feeling we recall — Now Smell This
Fascinating! This is why I’m collaborating with a playwright and composer on a “scent score” for a new play with music.