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FASCINATING INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SENSE OF SMELL AND EMOTION

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FASCINATING INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SENSE OF SMELL AND EMOTION

Our sense of smell is the most primitive and sophisticated sense. It is also the most sensitive sense. The human brain can process around 10,000 smells in an area the size of a quarter. The moment you inhale a scent, smell molecules are absorbed by the olfactory neurons and carried to the olfactory bulb by the olfactory nerve. The smell molecules reach the limbic system, the most primitive part of the brain which is connected to the central nervous system. This system deals with instinctive or automatic behaviors. These behaviors take precedence over conscious thought and will. The limbic system...

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