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.
What Is the Odor Stimulus?
Organization of This Book
2 Gross Anatomy And Physiology
The Nasal Passages
The Olfactory Receptors
The Olfactory Bulb
The Olfactory Brain
Absolute Threshold and Detection
Difference Threshold and Resolving Power
Suprathreshold Odors: Psychophysical Scaling
Definition of the Problem
The Classification of Disorders of Odor Perception
Effects of Anosmia
Identification of Odors
The Influence of Verbal Labels on Odor Memory
Odor Memory without Verbal Labels
Factors That Influence Odor Memory
Is There Odor Recall?
7 Odor Mixtures
Perceived Intensity of Odor Mixtures
Perceived Quality of Odor Mixtures
The Nature of Masking
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
Applications of Odor Research
Habituation and Arousal
The Coding of Odor Perception
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- © Academic Press 1982
- 28th April 1982
- Academic Press
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