Sensory Ghosts

I have heard that when people lose a limb they will continue to feel as though it is there, and that people who lose a sense continue to feel as thought they are receiving input, such as deaf people "hearing" a noise. From what I understand, our nerves don't like it when things get too quiet, so if need be they'll make something up, like a war correspondent who gets bored.
Well, I haven't had a sense of smell for about 4 weeks now, and I think my brain is making up smells. I keep asking people if there's a strange smell in the room, and they have no idea what I'm talking about. (Insert olfactory joke at my expense here.)
Does this sound at all plausible, or do my problems go far deeper than a stuffy nose?

1 comments:

Turbo said...

Do you mean are you suffering from olfactory hallucinations? Possibly.