The Perception of Odors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122393501, 9780323159999

The Perception of Odors

1st Edition

Authors: Trygg Engen
eBook ISBN: 9780323159999
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 1982
Page Count: 216
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The Perception of Odors presents concisely and clearly some of the important aspects in the study of olfaction such as perception, human pheromones, and odor pollution.
The book consists of 11 detailed chapters. Chapters 1 and 2 serve as the introduction as it outlines the basic principles, historical development, and the anatomy and physiology of olfaction. A chapter on ""Psychophysics"" is included wherein it covers the history of the measurement of odors and developments in the psychophysics of smell. The following chapters deal mostly with areas of research such as odor masking, deodorization, adaptation, odor mixture, and memory. Chapter 9 tackles the relationship of smell, particularly the perception of odor, to other senses. The last two chapters discuss the possible future areas of research and problems in odor perception. This book is a valuable reference to students and researchers studying sensation and perception.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments 1 Introduction Odor Acuity What Is the Odor Stimulus? Odor Classification Odor Mixture Odor Coding Hedonics Odor Memory Organization of This Book 2 Gross Anatomy And Physiology The Nasal Passages The Epithelium The Olfactory Receptors The Olfactory Bulb The Olfactory Brain Coding 3 Psychophysics Olfactometry Odor-Control Technology Odor Classification Absolute Threshold and Detection Difference Threshold and Resolving Power Suprathreshold Odors: Psychophysical Scaling Odor-Information Transmission 4 Adaptation Definition of the Problem Self-Adaptation Cross-Adaptation 5 Anosmia Heredity The Classification of Disorders of Odor Perception Aging Hyperosmia Effects of Anosmia 6 Memory Identification of Odors Odor Experts The Influence of Verbal Labels on Odor Memory Odor Memory without Verbal Labels Factors That Influence Odor Memory Forgetting Is There Odor Recall? 7 Odor Mixtures Perceived Intensity of Odor Mixtures Perceived Quality of Odor Mixtures The Nature of Masking Psychophysical Theory Is the Sense of Smell Analytic? 8 Odor Hedonics Problems in Hedonic Measurement Origin of Odor Preferences Are There Universally Pleasant and Unpleasant Odors? Do Odors Affect Health? The Pleasantness of Odor and Bodily State Is There a Human Pheromone? 9 Interactions Of Odor And Other Perceptions Odor and Taste Odor and Irritation Odor and Light and Sound The Unity of the Senses 10 Practical Problems And Potentials Of Odor Perception Odor Illusions False Alarms Perceptual Constancy Applications of Odor Research 11 Epilogue Incidental Associations


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