Teleportation does exist (and the science behind it)

Teleportation does exist (and the science behind it)

We made a teleportation device.

Have you ever noticed how a smell can transport you so immediately?  Proust famously was transported to his childhood from eating and smelling a lime-blossom soaked madeleine cookie.  For me it’s the smell of the sea air that triggers a memory of my first vacation to Vancouver as a child.  I grew up in the landlocked prairies of Alberta, and that first memory of being surrounded by ocean made a big impression.  Now that I live in Vancouver, I will occasionally catch that same ocean breeze, and without fail, it triggers a visceral emotion of my first childhood memory of seeing the ocean.  Why is that though? I mean a picture can stir emotion too but something about smell just hits deeper.  Well thanks to the journalists at we have the science to explain…

“When you use your other senses (see, hear, touch, taste) that sensory information goes directly to the thalamus, which acts as your brain's relay station.  The thalamus then distributes that information to relevant brain areas, including the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory, and the amygdala, which does the emotional processing. 

When you smell something, the information bypasses the thalamus (where most sensory information goes to first) and goes straight to the brain’s smell center: the olfactory bulb which is directly connected to the amygdala and the hippocampus, which might explain why the smell of something can so immediately trigger a detailed memory of even intense emotion. 

But why, if we're such visual creatures, does smell get this elevated status in our brains? Some think it goes back to the way we evolved: Smell is one of the most rudimentary senses with roots in the way single-celled organisms interact with the chemicals around them, so it has the longest evolutionary history. This also might explain why we have at least 1,000 different types of smell receptors but only four types of light sensors and about four types of receptors for touch.” (1)

When we were formulating Kōv Skincare we knew we wanted to use scents that connected us with nature, which is why we chose essential oils and not chemical perfumes, the teleportation device was unintentional.