My son suffered a TBI and one of first questions when he woke up was did he feel like he could smell
foods etc. These senses (smell
and taste) in his case seemed to
be heighten - he said he could smell things that
we couldn't or when he tasted something it was very salty to him. One year out these seem to have settled down - he doesn't complain that
things taste salty anymore and when asked by the doctors he says that
his sense of smell is normal again.