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Why Some Smells Make You Feel Nostalgic, According To Science
"Individuals who suffer from Osmophobia — or often referred to as Olfactophobia — express a general fear, aversion, or psychological hypersensitivity to smells and/or odors," the website All About Counseling explained. "This type of phobia is often ...

How to relieve a headache if it's caused by a strong smell
We all know that stress, a hacking cough and flu symptoms can cause a headache – but how about certain smells, such as a room freshener or the faintest whiff of fragrance? It may sound strange that something as alluring as a bottle of expensive perfume ...

Sensitivity to smells
About 40 percent to 50 percent of migraine sufferers experience a change in their sense of smell during a migraine attack. Although sensitivity to smells hasn't been studied as much as migraine aura or light sensitivity, it does occur often and for ... (blog)

Osmodrama at the exhibition Welt ohne Außen. Immersive Spaces since the 1960s (blog)
Smell is our oldest sense, but it is so very often overlooked, we might even say that these image-predominant times have triggered a kind of osmophobia. We forget to consider the olfactory worlds as an expansion of the visual, spatial and tactile ...

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The trouble with fragrance
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Do you love wearing fragrances? Perhaps you have a signature scent that sums you up? Or … maybe you avoid them. Maybe you find them irritating. Five years ago in science writer Clare Pain's household, scented products became not a pleasure, but a ...


Our Emotions Can Shape The Way We See Things, According To A New Study
Likewise, smell can trigger negative memories with the same power as positive ones. There's even a word for it: osmophobia. Those who experience osmophobia “express a general fear, aversion, or psychological hypersensitivity” to certain odors ...

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When others abhor the scent you adore
ABC Online
People with migraine often experience dislike of smells in the hours before and during an attack, a phenomenon called osmophobia, says Brazilian neurologist Professor Raimundo Silva-Néto of the University of Piaui. Professor Silva-Néto, who researches ...

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Dr Mark Porter: If you get migraines here's how to prevent them (and that's always better than a cure)
The Times
... often, but not always one-sided. Visual disturbances such as wavy lines, blind spots or flashing lights, which sometimes precede the headache. Sickness and/or vomiting. Sensitivity to light (photophobia), sound (phonophobia) and/or smells (osmophobia).

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Helping migraine sufferers for 60 years
Bournemouth Echo
sensitivity to light (photophobia), sensitivity to noise (phonophobia), sensitivity to smells (osmophobia), tingling/pins and needles/weakness/numbness in the limbs. 8. Around 60% of sufferers never consult their G.P. because they mistakenly think ...

18 Remedies to Get Rid of Headaches Naturally
This hypersensitivity to odors is called osmophobia and common in those with chronic migraines (41). If you think you may be sensitive to smells, avoiding perfumes, cigarette smoke and strongly scented foods may help decrease your chance of getting a ...

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