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Disgust as a disease-avoidance mechanism.
Many researchers have claimed that the emotion of disgust functions to protect us from disease. Although there have been several discussions of this hypothesis, none have yet reviewed the evidence in… Expand
An initial evaluation of the functions of human olfaction.
- R. Stevenson
- Psychology, Medicine
- Chemical senses
Although referred to in passing in several places, there have been few attempts to specify the functions of the human olfactory system. This article presents an initial effort at identifying and… Expand
Confusing tastes and smells: how odours can influence the perception of sweet and sour tastes.
This study investigated the relationship between perception of an odour when smelled and the taste of a solution to which the odour is added as a flavorant. In Experiment 1 (E1) sweetness, sourness,… Expand
Learning to Smell: Olfactory Perception from Neurobiology to Behavior
Written by a neurobiologist and a psychologist, this volume presents a new theory of olfactory perception. Drawing on research in neuroscience, physiology, and ethology, Donald A. Wilson and Richard… Expand
The characteristics of non-criminals with high psychopathy traits : are they similar to criminal psychopaths?
Abstract This study compared the findings from a sample of non-criminals with high and low psychopathy levels to published findings with criminal psychopaths and non-psychopaths. Congruent to… Expand
The fundamental role of memory in olfactory perception
Current emphasis on odorant physiochemical features as the basis for perception largely ignores the synthetic and experience-dependent nature of olfaction. Olfaction is synthetic, as mammals have… Expand
Changes in Odor Sweetness Resulting from Implicit Learning of a Simultaneous Odor-Sweetness Association: An Example of Learned Synesthesia ☆ ☆☆
Abstract In two experiments the smelled sweetness of odors was increased by using them as flavorants of sucrose solution. Experiment 1 used blind experimenters to compare a target odor mixed with… Expand
The acquisition of taste properties by odors
Certain odors are routinely described as smelling sweet. This phenomenon may result from the co-occurrence of such odors and tastes outside the laboratory. Experiment 1 tested this possibility by… Expand
Children's response to adult disgust elicitors: development and acquisition.
- R. Stevenson, Megan J. Oaten, Trevor I. Case, B. Repacholi, P. Wagland
- Medicine, Psychology
- Developmental psychology
Little is known about when or how different disgust elicitors are acquired. In Study 1, parents of children (0-18 years old) rated how their child would react to 22 disgust elicitors. Different… Expand