Do you know that what you smell has a very strong connection with your memory? Would you believe that certain odors make you feel completely different? Read this page to find out more.
What do odors have to do with the brain? Well, that's exactly what this page is here to tell you about. Researchers have found that some odors give you better learning, thinking, and creating ability. Other aromas are thought to help your attention abilities.
The smells of peppermint, basil, lemon, cinnamon, and rosemary are connected to alertness. Lavender, chamomile, orange, and rose are good to smell when you're trying to relax or calm down. Basil, cinnamon, clove, garlic, geranium, hyssop, marjoram, nutmeg, and pine help when you're low on energy.
Your sense of smell is really the only sense that you have that sends information straight to your brain. Smell goes directly to your brain's frontal lobes and emotional centers. In fact it's only one synapse away. For example, that's why smelling a certain perfume can trigger a whole memory of an event or person.
Try using these ideas to build brain power with certain smells:
3 cups flour
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over very low heat until mixture is not sticky to the touch. Add a teaspoon of flavored extract to make fragrant playdough.
Now that you've read all about odors and your brain, take these ideas and USE them!
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