One of the projects she recently worked on was using scent to aid in the recollection of traumatic memories in patients undergoing therapy. "Maybe they had an accident with an ashtray," Tolaas explains. "You make 25 versions of an ashtray smell and the right one will trigger the memory. You can also attempt to draw people out of comas with powerful scents from their memory."
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One of the projects she recently worked on was using scent to aid in the recollection of traumatic memories in patients undergoing therapy. "Maybe they had an accident with an ashtray," Tolaas explains. "You make 25 versions of an ashtray smell and the right one will trigger the memory. You can also attempt to draw people out of comas with powerful scents from their memory."