Kara Hoover On The Science Of Smell And Memory Why can a smell trigger such a powerful memory? Biological anthropologist Kara Hoover explains what's going on in the brain when we smell, how smell interacts with taste, and why our sense of smell is heightened in the winter. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.
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The Science Of Smell And Memory

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The Science Of Smell And Memory

The Science Of Smell And Memory

The Science Of Smell And Memory

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Your olfactory system is actually more sensitive in colder weather. Pauline Pilon/Getty Images hide caption

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Your olfactory system is actually more sensitive in colder weather.

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Why can a smell trigger such a powerful memory? Biological anthropologist Kara Hoover explains what's going on in the brain when we smell, how smell interacts with taste, and why our sense of smell is heightened in the winter. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and edited by Viet Le.