Concussion-increased senseof smell

Paul L Pearson rambis at
Wed Aug 2 13:50:48 EST 1995

A friend of mine got hit in occipital with a very hard-thrown softball
last week.  Of course, he saw a brilliant flash of light and was out for
a few seconds.  He had a concussion and felt very detached for a couple
of days and his senses (esp. fast focus vision) were dulled.  During
that time, however, his sense of smell was extremely acute, being able
to pick up perfume from 30 feet, alfalfa fields from a half a mile
driviing down the road, etc.  Does anyone have a good explanation for
the mechanism behind this phenomenon??



Paul L. "Pro" Pearson
President, Kurt Rambis Fan Club (unofficial)
Ames, IA Chapter

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