Olfactory Cognition

From perception and memory to environmental odours and neuroscience

Gesualdo M. Zucco | University of Padova
Rachel S. Herz | Brown University, Providence
Benoist Schaal | CNRS - University of Bourgogne, Dijon
ISBN 9789027213518 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027274649 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This book was conceived as a tribute to one of the founders of the psychological study of the sense of smell, Professor Trygg Engen. The book is divided into four sections. The first reunites the fields of psychophysics and the perception of environmental odours and discusses the impact of odours on beliefs and expectations. The second addresses cognitive processes in olfaction, how odours are interpreted, lexicalized, associated with contexts and remembered. The third focuses on the cerebral bases of olfactory awareness and the neuropsychological investigation of olfaction with special emphasis on olfactory dysfunctions, and the last concerns affective and developmental processes in olfaction. The aim in producing this book is that it will help promote further research in olfactory cognition and attract new inquisitive scientists to the field. The volume will be a useful resource for academics, students, and professionals who study olfaction, as well as to scientists who work in the domains of perception, cognitive neuroscience and environmental psychology more broadly.
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 85] 2012.  xx, 317 pp.
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“This beautiful volume is an appropriate tribute to Prof. Trygg Engen's outstanding contributions to understanding the chemical senses. It summarizes and extends Engen's analysis of olfactory perception and memory. In doing so the volume points the way to the needed synthesis of molecular, neurophysiological, evolutionary and psychophysical methods that would help realize his goals for the field.”
“In the preface of Odor Sensation and Memory, Trygg Engen wrote in 1991: “The present approach is mainly top-down and psychological”. The book written by his students and friends to honor his memory might express the same claim. Following the triumphant success of the molecular approach and other bottom-up-oriented investigations on olfaction, the sections on perception, learning and memory, hedonic perception and development, with the richly documented analysis of the origins of olfactory preferences, all these themes evoke a faint feeling of nostalgia that fits perfectly well with the filial aim of the book.”
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Consciousness Research

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JMRP: Perception

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PSY008000: PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
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