What Is It About Smells & Music

  1. Lisa Petrarca profile image63
    Lisa Petrarcaposted 8 years ago

    Today I walked past a cluster of jasmine plants lining a walkway. The smell instantly took me back to the carefree summer days with my grandma.

    A few weeks ago at work we were listening to a radio station & a song came on. There I was, gliding across the ice, practicing my spins & jumps. I was 12 years old, with my Dorothy Hamill haircut & dreaming of the day when I would be able to land an axel jump...then off to the Olympics, every young skaters dream.

    What is it about smells & music that take you right back to a certain time in your life?

  2. arthriticknee profile image75
    arthritickneeposted 8 years ago


    I had it explained to me once but it was something about the memory centres of the brain and their association with the processing of our senses, especially smells and music.