New research confirms that scents we smell as we learn and sleep influence our cognitive performance. Neumann, Oberhauser, and Kornmeier conducted a field study with sixth graders anddetermined that when people smelled the same scent when learning material and later while sleeping (scent was present all night) that they remembered the learned material better after waking up. The scent used by researchers was of roses.
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Science details how scents influence how we think and behave, our mood and our wellbeing. When t
Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the University of Sussex, and University College London investigated how scents and sounds influence our perceptions of our bodies. The team found “that olfactory stimuli combined with auditory stimuli can change our perception of our body. . . . People feel thinner and lighter when exposed to the smell of lemon, while feeling heavier and more corpulent when they smell vanilla. . . . Through a device adapted to a pair of shoes . . . .
Research conducted by Cohen and her colleagues indicates that smells influence our memory perform
Lemercier-Talbot and team probed the feelings associated with various scents.
Lefebvre and Biswas studied links between environmental odors, perceived temperature, and food co
Research by Sayette and team confirms the value of adding pleasant scents to spaces and objects.
Most of us are breathing most of the time. The characteristics of the air that we pull into our