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Psychological and physiological responses to odor-evoked autobiographic memory.

@article{Matsunaga2011PsychologicalAP,
  title={Psychological and physiological responses to odor-evoked autobiographic memory.},
  author={M. Matsunaga and T. Isowa and Kaori Yamakawa and Yoko Kawanishi and H. Tsuboi and H. Kaneko and N. Sadato and A. Oshida and Atsushi Katayama and Mitsuyoshi Kashiwagi and H. Ohira},
  journal={Neuro endocrinology letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={
          774-80
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The "Proust phenomenon" occurs when a certain smell evokes a specific memory. Recent studies have demonstrated that odor-evoked autobiographic memories are more emotional than those elicited by other sensory stimuli because of the direct neural communication between the olfactory system and the amygdala. The amygdala is known to regulate various physiological activities including the endocrine and immune systems; therefore, odor-evoked autobiographic memory may trigger various… Expand
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