Brain–Immune Interaction Accompanying Odor-Evoked Autobiographic Memory

  title={Brain–Immune Interaction Accompanying Odor-Evoked Autobiographic Memory},
  author={Masahiro Matsunaga and Yu Bai and Kaori Yamakawa and Asako Toyama and Mitsuyoshi Kashiwagi and Kazuyuki Fukuda and Akiko Oshida and Kazue Sanada and Seisuke Fukuyama and Jun Shinoda and Jitsuhiro Yamada and Norihiro Sadato and Hideki Ohira},
  booktitle={PloS one},
The phenomenon in which a certain smell evokes a specific memory is known as the Proust phenomenon. Odor-evoked autobiographic memories are more emotional than those elicited by other sensory stimuli. The results of our previous study indicated that odor-evoked autobiographic memory accompanied by positive emotions has remarkable effects on various psychological and physiological activities, including the secretion of cytokines, which are immune-signaling molecules that modulate systemic… CONTINUE READING
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