Originally Posted by PolishedTopaz
Good question. To whick I have no good answer, other than sensory memory, maybe?
I hate the smell of bananas. I have had dreams where I have smelt bananas...rain...gravel roads on which the characters are traveling (I rarely dream about people I know--my dreams are like movies--I'm watching and can rewind and change the direction of the dream). I also smell smoke, cigarettes, and food cooking (if these are part of the scene). I don't wake up when I smell these things in my dreams, but in the morning, I remember smelling them--especially the bananas. I wonder if there is a dream study for which I could volunteer that is looking at whether people can smell in their dreams...when I dream of my grandmother, who died 40 years ago, I smell Chanel #5.