Associations to odors: interference, mnemonics, and verbal labeling.

@article{Lawless1977AssociationsTO,
  title={Associations to odors: interference, mnemonics, and verbal labeling.},
  author={Harry T. Lawless and Travis Engen},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human learning and memory},
  year={1977},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={52-9}
}
In a paired-associate paradigm using odors as stimuli and pictures for multiple-choice responses, the first of two associations to an odor was retained far better than the second over a 2-week period. The persistence of first-learned associations may be responsible for the long lasting nature of odor memories. Subjects reported constructing mediational schemes for mnemonic devices to link the odors and pictures. Latencies for a task of naming odors indicated that although naming odors is… CONTINUE READING
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