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.

Source: Kara Hoover On The Science Of Smell And Memory : NPR

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