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Which of the five senses do you often associate with nostalgic memories?

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I thought this would be an interesting question. For me, most of my nostalgia has always resulted from auditory experiences. This is because a lot of it comes from video games I used to play, and hearing some of the old tunes I haven't heard in forever always starts flooding me with good memories. There are also some nostalgic moments I get like hearing morning birds chirping, because it reminds me of when I would wake up in a tent while camping.

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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 10:45:26 am »
Sound. I really like games that have nostalgic soundtracks in them it's also cool.
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2016, 10:57:40 am »
More just experiences in general I guess it would be mainly seeing and feeling but the general atmosphere of a place warmth etc. contributes to that
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2016, 11:00:26 am »
For me it's actually smells, like there's these certain smells that make it happen
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2016, 05:34:28 pm »
I love smells, which is why it sucks that my nose is almost ALWAYS STUFFED UP!
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2016, 06:05:07 pm »
Sound, probably because hearing a video game themes brings back memories of me playing them when I was younger.
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2016, 06:28:16 pm »
Sound, probably because hearing a video game themes brings back memories of me playing them when I was younger.

Actually though, it's probably sight, bhtI just don't notice as much as it isn't that obscure to thing reminiscently about things that you recognise.
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2016, 06:49:02 pm »
Sound for me too, even the most simple noises like simple/old ringtones will bring on sudden memories from when I was younger -u-
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2016, 11:08:11 pm »
      My nostalgia comes from a mixture of the two most primary senses: sight and soud. For me, hearing something possibly allusive to something I once encountered in my past is enough to conjour some of the old feelings I had towards that occurance. I feel though that I'm more sensitive to sight and most sensitive to both. When I see something, my mind is more quick to recognize something from my pass. I may hear something but it may take me a few moments to remember what exactly it was from. My sight also seems to relate more with an experience and majority of déjà vu I experience is from signt rather than sound. The most intense nostalgia I can feel is when I experience both stimuli at once. It helps me imagine what it was like experiencing the event for the first time I did. It immerses me right back into that moment and enviroment, and it feels like I'm basically living it twice. The reason however I cast my vote for sound was because of my difficulty seeing certain things and my hearing being far more percise than my eyesight.
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2016, 12:55:50 pm »
Definitely scent for me. Every now and then I come across a really specific smell, something kind of stale, not sure what it is. But it's what one of my old bedrooms used to smell like.
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2016, 01:12:53 pm »
Smell for me. There's certain candle/air freshener etc scents that I'll smell occasionally that bring back so much so vividly. Sounds a fairly close second though
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2016, 01:14:17 pm »
For me, probably a tie between taste and smell. If I smell something that reminds me of when I was younger, I'll kinda think to myself "That smell smells like something from when I was younger... but I don't know what it is!" and then I'll eventually figure it out and be happy. Same with taste.  :fox-:P:
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2016, 06:06:42 pm »
Smell all the way. ovo I remember smelling the saltiness in the air at Disney World, and the smell of petting zoos takes me back too x3

I think sight comes in a close second though, or maybe even a tie. Just looking things like old toys, movies and websites I went on make me so nostalgic.
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2016, 07:53:04 am »
Smell here. I can pretty much revive a lot of scenes from my childhood just by smelling something that was being prepared back then. Also when the smell of the day in general reminds me of it ^^
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2016, 08:48:56 am »
Smell, if I smell something familiar it makes me think of the last time I smelled it or even events I associate with that smell. For example: fries/poutine always makes me think of the fair and all the fry stands.
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2016, 09:14:13 am »
Sound. Most of the songs from 2008-2010 remind me of my memories back in NYC, I always remember listening to them a lot.
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2016, 05:45:47 pm »
I remember the smell of rain and me walking my doggo, I remember the smell of the summer nights and the parties I attended, I remember the smell of IKEA and remember my room is trashy af and that I don't have the money to buy decent furniture. I remember the smell of McD's and remember that I need to get a job.
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2017, 12:50:59 am »
Sight, sound, and smell all give me immense feelings of nostalgia
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Re: Which of the five senses brings the most nostalgia to you?
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2017, 12:51:42 am »
For me it would have to be smells. It can be weird at times but I remember ist things by smell
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