Deviant olfactory experiences, magical ideation, and olfactory sensitivity: a study with healthy German and Japanese subjects.

@article{Mohr2002DeviantOE,
  title={Deviant olfactory experiences, magical ideation, and olfactory sensitivity: a study with healthy German and Japanese subjects.},
  author={Christine Mohr and Fabienne H{\"u}bener and Matthias Laska},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2002},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={21-33}
}
Little is known about the relationship between olfactory hallucinations and olfactory sensitivity in psychiatric populations. However, in healthy subjects, a 'psychotic-like' feature, namely magical ideation, has been linked to deviant olfactory experiences. We thus assessed olfactory sensitivity, magical ideation and deviant olfactory experiences in 42 healthy subjects (21 Germans and 21 age- and gender-matched Japanese). The results show that: (1) Germans had significantly higher magical… CONTINUE READING