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Not sure if this is the right place for this.. by Frederick Hennersodge - Fri, 25 May 2018 23:42:27 EST ID:hE6YMKrR No.55421 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Last night, as I was leaving for work (it was a particularly warm and dry night) I stepped outside, locked my door, and took a deep breath.

Instantly, I was back in India. Inhaling the dust and heat and dry garbage smell, sitting in the back of a rickety cab, looking out the passenger window at a man in a white turban, long sleeved linen shirt and grey pants leading a thin yellow and white cow along the side of the road by a thin rope.

Then I breathed out and I was back on my doorstep and I'm like what the actual Fuck. I went and sat in my car and just stared for ten minutes at nothing wondering what just happened, and then I went to work but I thought about that ALL DAY.

Told my girl about it and she's all, oh you had a scent memory! I get those but normally it's just a rush of nice feelings!

I have never heard of that in my life.

I have never experienced anything like this before in my life.

My visit to India.. Was a few months back. IDK. I went for a few weeks, alone. Nothing particularly memorable, the general vibe was just hot and.. sad. Glad I went, but depressing.

So I guess my question is, what the actual fuck is a scent memory, is that a thing and did I have one or was that just some randomass flashback for no reason?
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Augustus Bruddleham - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:57:26 EST ID:nL8AVhh7 No.55443 Ignore Report Quick Reply
a lot of our olfactory sensation is processed and integrated via the amygdala which is an important structure for emotion and the formation of lasting memories. many times smells can evoke memories more than another scent would. veterans with ptsd might have a flashback if they smell gunpowder, etc.


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