Olfactory Engineering: The Future Of Multisensory VR Could Be Scent-Based

Aaron Wisniewski

January 15, 2021

The potential of scent-based immersion in virtual settings is expanding. We use all of our senses to understand and interpret the world around us. Sight, sound, smell, taste & touch power our reactions to our environment. Scent in particular has a powerful effect on memory & recall.

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