As the holiday season approaches, we anticipate gatherings with friends and family where memories are often shared during the preparation and consumption of comfort foods. Indeed, foods and eating may powerfully awaken memory and its associated mood.

Basic neurophysiology teaches us that olfactory neurons are not myelinated, effectively potentiating perception and processing of these kinds of stimuli. It may be that the unique imbrication of olfactory data with emotion is somehow entirely discret…

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