We've all experienced it, where we get a waft of some odor (whether pleasant or not), or bite into a long lost taste, or hear an old tune, see some forgotton photographs, (but emphasis on the taste and smell), and instantly we are in taken to a different time and place, and we are sometimes flooded with emotions. I think a Swiss man coined the term, "Nostalgia" (lit. Greek for "Home-sicknesses").
- How/Why are our senses, particularly smell and taste, so strongly tied to memories??
- There is a debate among scholars whether indulging in nostalgic activities is beneficial for our health. What are the key arguments? (I've always got warm, fuzzy feelings, and didn't see how it's harmful, but are the negativeness something like that they may have rose-colored glasses on, and think that the present is not as good as it once was?)