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Bryan Mattfeld PID: 905412174 September 16th, 2009 1. David Geller’s life was greatly impacted by anosmia. Much of his sensory experience was impacted, and his lack of smell influenced his ability to taste, while handicapping his ability to interact with the world. Furthermore, his dysfunctional olfactory system put him in dangerous situations. When Geller’s apartment was on fire shortly after the accident, he was only able to escape because of shouts from neighbors, as he himself was unable to smell the smoke. Also, he has been poisoned by spoiled food numerous times, and his inability to detect foul odors is the cause. But most importantly, Geller has lost much of the memory which accompanies scent. No longer can he connect a smell and a memory or event, and the lack of this experience has dulled his life. 2. Humans commit smells to memory, and connect them with time periods of events. It is not unusual for a specific aroma, such as cookies baking, to remind a person
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