A time-based account of the perception of odor objects and valences.

  title={A time-based account of the perception of odor objects and valences.},
  author={Jonas K. Olofsson and Nicholas E. Bowman and Katherine Khatibi and Jay A. Gottfried},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={23 10},
Is human odor perception guided by memory or emotion? Object-centered accounts predict that recognition of unique odor qualities precedes valence decoding. Valence-centered accounts predict the opposite: that stimulus-driven valence responses precede and guide identification. In a speeded response time study, participants smelled paired odors, presented sequentially, and indicated whether the second odor in each pair belonged to the same category as the first (object evaluation task) or whether… CONTINUE READING

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