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Smelling: Examination of ‘true’ autobiographical memories

The sense of smell is set apart from other sensory modalities. Odours possess the capacity to trigger immediately strong emotional memories. Moreover, odorous stimuli provide a higher degree of memory retention than other sensory stimuli. Odour perception, even in its most elemental form – olfaction – already involves limbic structures. This early involvement is not paralleled in other sensory modalities………..

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