Your Nose Knows: A Study of the Sense of Smellby James Knox Millen
We hold...that the real divisionand conflictin man's mind is between his primitive, still-paramount animal brain, now as ab initio under smell-dominance; and his lately acquired, super-imposed consciousness, under eye-and-ear control. That there are no physical signs of degeneracy in the nose-nosebrain apparatus. It can and unceasingly does receive incredibly faint interoand exteroreceptive smell-messagesfor the most part subconsciously. That the mystery of why a specific odor affects different persons differently, and the same person differently at different times can be explained by the realization that man's animal brain is concerned solely with the organism's own condition, welfare, needs; that it is continually advised thereof by exhaled air and blood-borne messages; and that no external odor-stimulus is ever received except in fusion with and hence altered by these varying inward messages.
And our hypothesis in Your Nose Knows is...
1. Sleeping or awake, man has a functioning sense of smell, acted upon by combinations, always, of objective and subjective odors.
2. Smell messages consciously tabooed, are subconsciously accepted.
3. The total of these acceptancespast and presentis the Subconscious.
4. The automatic actions of the body are smell-responses.
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