18th September, 2009 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 4 Comments
The sense of smell plays a big part in our everyday lives. When we take in scents throughout the day, our brain is helping our body make sense of the world around us. Smells are stored in the right side of the brain like a filing cabinet. As smells are recorded, the setting is connected to the smell as a visual image. That is why when you smell a candle or air freshener, you might know that you recognize the scent but it may take you a while to connect the smell with the memory of where you smelled the scent. If a child has never smelled burned wood, this might be their first experience with the smell. In this case, they would need some guidance.