Chapter 4 Phenomenon

orbitofrontal cortex controls both olfaction and emotions, hence there is a strong connection between smell and emotions (Rolls 2004). smell can induce stronger emotion than conversation (Willander and Larsson 2007)

References

Rolls, Edmund T. 2004. “The Functions of the Orbitofrontal Cortex.” Brain and Cognition 55 (1): 11–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0278-2626(03)00277-x.
Willander, Johan, and Maria Larsson. 2007. “Olfaction and Emotion: The Case of Autobiographical Memory.” Memory & Cognition 35 (7): 1659–63. https://doi.org/10.3758/bf03193499.