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Losing sense of smell linked to death


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Public service announcement: if you lose your sense of smell, better make a will because your odds of dying within 5 years will SHOOT up. And they don't actually know why, except that it's super depressing. Enjoy even the unpleasant odors while you can...

Scents are connected to long term memory...

http://pandawhale.com/post/41059/the-science-of-smell-how-the-most-direct-of-our-senses-works-brain-pickings

...so perhaps that has something to do with it. 

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