Monthly Archives: September 2020

Why People Love the Smell of Gasoline

Have you ever caught a whiff of an errant splash of gasoline at the gas station? You may be too proud to admit it, but did you enjoy the smell as that pungent, almost sweet, chemical odour tickled your olfactory bulb? Gasoline is a chemical cocktail comprised of many ingredients, including lubricants, anti-rust agents and […]

Smells Can Boost Learning During Sleep

A recent study, which uses rose scents to boost memory performance, investigates the role of odour in learning and memory. Olfaction is one of the oldest senses and links closely to parts of the brain that deal with emotion and memory. Learning anything new relies on the conversion of details from the short-term memory into […]