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04 May 2010


Tolaas is positively evangelical in her striving to improve our olfactory skills. "There is so much out there that we don't know about the nose. What would happen if we started to train the nose for other purposes than just breathing in and out?"
While I agree that we are probably not using out sense of smell anywhere near enough, I completely disagree with disassociating smell with emotion. Odor is the best sense to take you back to all of those memories you wish to remember, as well as the ones worth forgetting. It tells you which foods are poisonous, as well as which smells are entirely intoxicating. Removing emotion from smell is one of the most horrible things I can really possibly imagine, as I could no easier wish to remove the memory of breath on skin more than to just remove the thought entirely.