A new study has revealed that the scent of rosemary appears to be very good at improving memory.
Researchers at the University of Northumbria conducted an experiment involving volunteers who took part in a prospective memory test. The participants were required to carry out a series of tasks without being prompted, if they forgot a step or did it wrong then their score would be lowered. The results seemed to show that those who were exposed to the aroma of rosemary during the test performed better than those who weren't.
"We wanted to build on our previous research that indicated rosemary aroma improved long-term memory and mental arithmetic," said Dr Mark Moss. "In this study we focused on prospective memory, which involves the ability to remember events that will occur in the future and to remember to complete tasks at particular times this is critical for everyday functioning."
"The results showed that participants in the rosemary-scented room performed better on the prospective memory tasks than the participants in the room with no scent."
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