Localization of odors can be learned

Negoias, Simona; Aszmann, Oxana; Croy, Ilona; Hummel, Thomas (2013). Localization of odors can be learned. Chemical Senses, 38(7), pp. 553-562. Oxford University Press 10.1093/chemse/bjt026

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Chemicals selectively stimulating the olfactory nerve typically cannot be localized in a lateralization task. Purpose of this study was to investigate whether the ability of subjects to localize an olfactory stimulus delivered passively to 1 of the 2 nostrils would improve under training. Fifty-two young, normosmic women divided in 2 groups participated. One group performed olfactory lateralization training, whereas the other group performed cognitive tasks. Results showed that only subjects performing lateralization training significantly improved in their ability to lateralize olfactory stimuli compared with subjects who did not undergo such training.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Negoias, Simona

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0379-864X

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lilian Tschan

Date Deposited:

07 Mar 2014 09:28

Last Modified:

28 Oct 2019 11:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/chemse/bjt026

PubMed ID:

23811014

Uncontrolled Keywords:

directional smelling, lateralization, olfaction, olfactory training, smell trigeminal, system

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.43464

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43464

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