Monday, November 28, 2011

Smell and Memory

The link between smell and memory is powerful. In high school science class we had to smell things in small film canisters and write down a memory we associated with the smell. The only one I remember smelling is #12, which smelled like skunk spray. I wrote down "camp" even though I'd never had a skunk experience at camp. It just reminded me of cheesy camp movies. Now whenever I smell skunk I remember science class and the #12 film canister I took a hearty whiff of at my friend Rob's behest.

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