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How Do Memories Work?
A primer on how our brains make memories.
Remembering Intense Or Traumatic Events
So-called "flashbulb" memories are more vivid than other memories, but that doesn't mean they're more true.
Why Are Memories Linked To Smells More Vivid?
It has to do with the peculiar way your brain is wired.
Key Facts In This Video
Memories linked to smells are often stronger and more vivid than those linked to sights or sounds. 00:43
Other senses are routed through the thalamus, which sends them to the necessary processing centers. Smells go directly to an area linked to the memory centers of your brain. 01:19
A 2013 study found that smells are more strongly connected to emotional processing centers than verbal cues are. 01:54
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