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202008.17 Exploring The Benefits Of Reminiscence Evoked By Nostalgic Smells (web conference) Posted in RESEARCH

It has been shown that feeling nostalgic has positive benefits, such as increasing mood, self-esteem, sense of social connectedness, optimism and meaning in life. In the clinical settings, nostalgia is regarded as an important factor for the reminiscence therapy intended to relieve the peripheral symptoms of dementia. Although in most cases audio-visual stimuli such as music and photographs are used as a cue of remembering, some studies have reported the effectiveness of incorporating nostalgic odor in the reminiscence therapy. However, the mechanisms of how odor has a restorative effect on brain performance are still subject to scientific review. In the IFPAroma 2020 Online Web Conference, I reviewed the neural mechanisms of odor perception and autobiographical memory retrieval revealed by functional MRI and introduced a recent study exploring the neural mechanisms of reminiscence using nostalgic scents.(Oba)
https://ifparoma.org/ifparoma-2020/

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