An aroma that enters your nose sparks off an immediate reaction in your brain. They trigger the limbic system of the brain which is the center for emotion.
Our sense of smell is our first primary defense mechanism. Our reaction to smell is quicker at .05 seconds than to pain (.9 seconds) or auditory stimuli (.15 seconds). And while most brain cells don’t regenerate themselves, the olfactory brain cells do, which underlines their importance.
Olfactory cells are technically brain cells. The olfactory bulb, just behind your nose send out olfactory nerve cells inside your nose. An aroma that enters your nose sparks off an immediate reaction in your brain. They trigger the limbic system of the brain which is the center for emotion and a crucial connection for memory.
The limbic part of the brain also stimulates the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which causes reactions in the both the nervous and endocrine system which influences everything from hunger, body temperature and sex arousal. As if this wasn’t enough, the limbic system also connects with the thalamus which gives aromas the ability to affect conscious thought and reaction.
Each nostril has five million receptor cells concentrated in a tiny area the size of a shirt button on each side of the nose under the brain. The average person can distinguish between 10,000 and 40,000 odors, more trained noses can distinguish up to 100,000 different odors.
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