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Odor Sensation and Memory

Synopsis

Our sense of smell has been neglected as a research area. Engen maintains that this neglect belies the critical role that the sense plays in human adaptation to the environment through the monitoring of odors. He perceives odor perception as mainly psychological, unlike the traditional approach which sees the sense largely as an innate mechanism with a direct physiological basis. The research underlying this book is the most current in sensory cognition, reminding the reader of the importance of the sense of smell through the use of many examples--including odor memory, fragrance effects on behavior, odors and sexuality, mother-infant bonding, and air pollution.

Additional information

Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991